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and windy weather into the south wet and windy weather into the south of the uk. that will roll out of the way that there's a bit then this weather front sinking down from the north will bring the bigger change for the end of the week. taking a look at what is in store for southern counties in the hours ahead, very heavy rain to fall and some pretty strong winds, gale force along the length of the channel. here is the weather front coming from the north, by the time we get into the middle of the night. by the end of the night, getting down into southern counties so only a brief break from the wetter weather here. the real difference is what is coming to the north of that front, colder air, a thrust in some parts of scotland the thursday and for all of us are much chillier feel on thursday with quite a biting wind and the cold air will stick around for the end of the week. a nagging northerly through thursday and even some wintry showers across the higher ground of scotland. we lose the cloud and rain from the south quite early on. there will be some widespread sunshine, beautiful skies but strong gusts of
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wind and a cold wind at that, we must bear that in mind when we look at the temperatures. that is how you would see them on a thermometer. down the north sea coast, feeling closer to 5—6, a big contrast to earlier in the week. friday, things a little less windy as this ridge of high pressure tries to move on. i think we will still get a few showers squeezing into the north and west of the uk but a lot of fine weather on friday. some patchy cloud around, slightly lighter winds but still in chilly air. temperatures low end of the teens, big contrast to the 20s earlier in the week but it looks like something a little milder will return on a south—westerly wind as we look at our forecast for the weekend. susan, thank you. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one, we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are.
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hello and welcome along to sportsday. coming up on the programme: 1,000 and out — steve bruce hints that his time in management could be over, as he leaves newcastle united by mutual consent. 0le's under pressure, so will a night of european football bring a reaction for manchester united as they host atalanta in the champions league at old trafford? and after ireland started well in their t20 world cup qualifier against sri lanka, we'll bring you the latest on the action from abu dhabi as they try to make it two wins from two. welcome along to sportsday. so 13 days after the saudi—backed takeover of newcastle united,
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steve bruce's reign as manager finally came to an end. expected by most, the decision was announced today, and in a statement, the club said it was by mutual consent. bruce said there had been "highs and lows" and he hoped the new owners would take the club forward. graemejones has been put in interim charge. well, let's get more on this from our correspondent katie gornall at st james park. katie, a decision, as we say, expected, really.— katie, a decision, as we say, expected, really. yes, ithink you could certainly _ expected, really. yes, ithink you could certainly say _ expected, really. yes, ithink you could certainly say that, - expected, really. yes, ithink you could certainly say that, and - expected, really. yes, ithink you could certainly say that, and i - could certainly say that, and i think a steve bruce as well would have been realistic about the situation. he has spoken in the past about how new owners very often want their own man. i think he would've been expecting this, particularly given the disappointing defeat here to spurs on sunday for some young surprising element is that he lasted 13 days under these new owners, but now his time on tyneside, which has been at times turbulent, quite often
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toxic, has come to an end. managing newcastle was steve bruce's dream job, but no matter how badly he wanted it to work at his hometown club, it always felt like an uphill battle. bruce's departure had been widely expected. our new chairman, yasir al—rumayyan! cheering he was under pressure even before the saudi arabian—led takeover, with his side second from bottom and without a win all season. on sunday, in front of the new owners, his team failed again. commentator: newcastle stay in the bottom three. _ in a statement confirming his departure, bruce said he was... he admitted... bruce succeeded rafa benitez at stjames's park in 2019. but despite keeping a limited squad in the premier league for the past two seasons, the former sunderland manager proved a deeply unpopular
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appointment with fans. i think it is about time, because the club wasn't going forward. i feel quite sad for him, but for the club, it will be good. ithink, you know, he had to go, i really, for the club to progressl in the way that the new owners are wanting to go. _ assistant head coach graemejones will take interim charge, while attention will now turn to who next for newcastle. but, as for what next for bruce, given the toll this job has taken on him and his family, his 1,000th game in management is likely to be his last. yeah, and that indeed is been talking point there, katie, what you were talking about at the end — it could well be his last game in charge as a manager. because he has spoken today by the to it has taken on him and his family. yes. spoken today by the to it has taken on him and his family.— on him and his family. yes, i think whatever your _ on him and his family. yes, i think whatever your views _ on him and his family. yes, i think whatever your views on _ on him and his family. yes, i think whatever your views on steve - on him and his family. yes, i think. whatever your views on steve bruce as a manager, and here on tyneside, they would be largely negative, you have to say that he has been managing the club in very difficult
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circumstances. he took over at a time when mike actually was actively try to sell the club, he followed in the footsteps of a very popular manager in rafa benitez, and i think some fans, for his sunderland connexions, would never accept him in the first place. there was valid criticism, i think, in the first place. there was valid criticism, ithink, of in the first place. there was valid criticism, i think, of his poor performance of the team sometimes, but some of that abuse certainly crossed a line, and although steve bruce will leave here with what's believed to be in £8 million payoff, he will leave with some emotional baggage as well. he gave a very revealing interview to the daily telegraph today, mentioning the toll of the last few years has taken a him and his family and he said that that has made him contemplate retirement, but he also said never say never, so we don't yet know for sure whether this is going to be steve bruce's last game in
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management. but at the moment, it certainly seems that way. to management. but at the moment, it certainly seems that way.— certainly seems that way. to focus on newcastle _ certainly seems that way. to focus on newcastle united, _ certainly seems that way. to focus on newcastle united, then. - certainly seems that way. to focus on newcastle united, then. we . certainly seems that way. to focus i on newcastle united, then. we know graham jones is an interim on newcastle united, then. we know grahamjones is an interim charge, but where will the likely next candidate come from? i but where will the likely next candidate come from? i think what the club have _ candidate come from? i think what the club have done _ candidate come from? i think what the club have done in _ candidate come from? i think what the club have done in putting - candidate come from? i think what the club have done in putting him l candidate come from? i think what l the club have done in putting him in charge is bottoms of the bit of time. what they said in their stamann is that a manager will be announced in due course. that would suggest to me that announcement is not imminent. currently the favourite with the bookmakers is aloe fonseca, the former roma manager expected to take over as spurs in the summer, but in the end did not. —— paulo fonseca. his odds had been slashed by the bookmakers, but there been so many names in the last few days. lucian favre, frank lampard, roberto martinez, steven gerrard. the list goes on and on and on for i think what we can say for certain is whoever comes in in the
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term has quite a challenge in their hands. newcastle second bottom in the premier league, without a win, it is a threadbare squad thatjust is not playing well at the moment. there is that long term project in terms of addressing the port facilities at the club and building for the future and building future success for newcastle united fans, but in short—term, and a manager coming in has to lift newcastle out of the relegation zone and just get a win on the board, sarah. {leia of the relegation zone and “ust get a win on the board, sarah. 0k, katie gornall, a win on the board, sarah. 0k, katie gornall. thank— a win on the board, sarah. 0k, katie gornall, thank you _ a win on the board, sarah. 0k, katie gornall, thank you very _ a win on the board, sarah. 0k, katie gornall, thank you very much, - a win on the board, sarah. 0k, katie gornall, thank you very much, our. gornall, thank you very much, our correspondent in newcastle for us. let's look ahead to this champions league action this evening now, as manchester united host atalanta — with manager 0le gunner solksjaer feeling the heat over his team's recent performances and some pointed comments from his players. they're fifth in the premier league and have lost four of their last seven games. there's pressure all the time. there's pressure all the time. there's pressure all the time. there's pressure on me, of course, but we've been through this before
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and we've come through it stronger as individuals and as a team, so i'm just looking forward to the response now. as you said, i'm in dialogue with the club all the time, so that's an open and honest discussion all the time. manchester united sit third in group f, after one win and one loss, while atalanta are top after two wins from two. i spoke to our senior football reporter ian dennis, who is commentating on the game at old trafford for radio 5live, and began by asking him about the criticism solksjaer is receiving. when you are the manager of manchester united and you've lost four games out of last seven in all, additions, that is part of the job, comes with the territory because the affectations and immense are so high. but i think what is most important from his point of view is the pressure, is it internal or
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external? there is no doubt about it, if they were to falter again tonight, that pressure would continue to build outside of the club, but it is that support he gets from the inside will be most important as far as he concerned. you inside will be most important as far as he concerned.— as he concerned. you mentioned ressure as he concerned. you mentioned pressure from — as he concerned. you mentioned pressure from the _ as he concerned. you mentioned pressure from the inside - as he concerned. you mentioned pressure from the inside cub - as he concerned. you mentionedj pressure from the inside cub and as he concerned. you mentioned - pressure from the inside cub and we had the comments from paul pogba, one of his players, sort of hinting, alluding to not everything being quite right behind the scenes for him personally, anyway. iwonder quite right behind the scenes for him personally, anyway. i wonder how the team may look tonight and what indications you may have.— the team may look tonight and what indications you may have. yeah, the comments from _ indications you may have. yeah, the comments from pogba _ indications you may have. yeah, the comments from pogba possibly - indications you may have. yeah, the comments from pogba possibly did l indications you may have. yeah, the i comments from pogba possibly did not help. ritter fernandez —— bruno fernandes made similar comments. but the players are the ones who have got to perform. the thing is with manchester united, quite a lot this season, i do not feel they are performing to the levels they should be stopped they have been unconvincing in the number of displays and their only win in last five games was against villareal in
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the champions league, here at old trafford, where the spanish side should have been out of sight at half—time, and yet ronaldo popped into site with a 90 fit midwinter. to get into... —— 95th minute winner. the quality they have on show here. ian dennis there. well, the current premier league leaders, chelsea, are also in action this evening — kick—off also at 8pm for their game against malmo. thomas tuchel�*s side are second in group h, behind juventus, who beat them when those sides met in the last round of matches. conor mcnamara is at stamford bridge for us. chelsea had a difficult week at the back end of last month. they lost consecutive teams to manchester city in the premier league intojuventus in the premier league intojuventus in the premier league intojuventus in the champions league. in their players dispersed around the globe to represent international teams and manager thomas tuchel has been discussing the toll that has been taking on his team. i discussing the toll that has been taking on his team.— discussing the toll that has been taking on his team. i think we lack a little bit of _ taking on his team. i think we lack
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a little bit of form, _ taking on his team. i think we lack a little bit of form, and _ taking on his team. i think we lack a little bit of form, and we - taking on his team. i think we lack a little bit of form, and we lack a i a little bit of form, and we lack a bit of susie — a little bit of form, and we lack a bit of susie as him in the last percent — bit of susie as him in the last percent -- _ bit of susie as him in the last percent —— enthusiasm. 0ne bit of susie as him in the last percent —— enthusiasm. one big reason — percent —— enthusiasm. one big reason we — percent —— enthusiasm. one big reason we play too much. that we as a club, _ reason we play too much. that we as a club, but _ reason we play too much. that we as a club, but the players play too much — a club, but the players play too much i— a club, but the players play too much lam _ a club, but the players play too much. i am a big friend of quality and not _ much. i am a big friend of quality and not quantity, so this is what is the situation right now, and it is what _ the situation right now, and it is what we — the situation right now, and it is what we are facing, but this is nothing — what we are facing, but this is nothing new. and the next national break_ nothing new. and the next national break is _ nothing new. and the next national break is coming, and it is coming soon, _ break is coming, and it is coming soon. and— break is coming, and it is coming soon. and it— break is coming, and it is coming soon, and it will not change. thomas tuchel therefore _ soon, and it will not change. thomas tuchel therefore despite _ soon, and it will not change. thomas tuchel therefore despite all - soon, and it will not change. thomas tuchel therefore despite all of- tuchel therefore despite all of that, chelsea to remain top of the formative premier league table. they should not have too many problems tonight against a malmo side who have lost two out of two in the chapters that so far. mind you, malmo are top of there to mess to clique at the moment, so maybe we have not been done i see the best of them —— there domestically. this
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evening, returning defensive options for thomas tuchel, antonio rudiger and tiago silva available. christian pulisic remains the only chelsea player who's unavailable at the moment. you can follow both games on 5 live radio and also with 5 live final score on the bbc red button. commentary to come from old trafford with ian dennis and neil lennon. and conor will keep you updated on the chelsea game. in the europa league, four goals from patson daka saved leicester as they came from behind to beat spartak moscow 4—3. they were 2—0 down before daka began the comebackjust before half—time, and the goals just kept on coming, as he capped of the match with this impressive fourth. spartak did pull one back, but the foxes had already done enough to secure the victory. leicester are up now to second in group c.
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now, the current england men's football team has been one of its most successful, reaching the final of a major tournament for the first time since 1966 at the euros. it's also one of the most diverse. but they have had difficulties to overcome, with racist abuse following some matches. however, it's a challenge they ve met head—on, with black players and staff from inside the camp taking the lead. as part of black history month, alex howell has been talking to some of those leaders. commentator: bukayo saka will step up and take huge responsibility - on his young shoulders. i rememberjust standing there, thinking, "he's going to need support." and who do you want around you? you want your family, normally. well, he can't get to them yet, so ijust felt, "i'm standing with you." i've grown to really like and support these guys. every single one, not only the black players, but there is a connection because of our backgrounds.
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chris powell is one of the most visible black coaches in the country and, over the last two years, has been part of england's recent tournament success. a former international himself, he's seen progress both on and off the pitch. my generation, i was fortunate enough to play this wonderful game. but we couldn't really have the voice we wanted, we couldn't really speak up. john barnes now... john barnes, one of the greatest players to play in this country and play for england... might go all the way| for england, barnes! ..he scored arguably one of the best goals ever for england while in brazil. for england away in brazil. when he flew home, there was the national front on the plane. now, he couldn't say anything. now, i think people of all backgrounds are quite happy to speak about the treatment of others and not be afraid. if anyone's ever going through something off the pitch, whether it be racial, we'll always speak about it and see what the best solution is. at such a time, the squad,
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we come together, whether it be an on—the—field issue or an off—the—field issue. the visible black leadership doesn't stop in the senior side. the england u21 captain marc guehi understands the importance of his role. loads of kids out there i seeing someone like me, someone that they look - like in a position of privilege and responsibility, it's| a really massive thing. when you grow up in an african home as well, like mine, - i've got...my mum and my dad, uncles and aunties as well. - i was definitely someone _ who was there for my team—mates, trying to help them in any way that i can _ and even now, i'm still learning i and still trying to be the best. leader that i could possibly be. having leaders throughout the set—up that players feel they can go to means that even in one of england's most heart—breaking moments, there was something positive for players and coaches to look at. we all have our part to play, every single one of us.
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i actually said it to him — "because of raheem, because of tyrone, because of marcus, you don't realise how powerful you guys are now." alex howell, bbc news. still to come on sportsday: we hear about one of britain's first black professional footballers on how he had to overcome adversity more than 100 years ago. let's check in on the action at the t20 cricket world cup now, where ireland were looking to make it two wins from two. they won the toss and elected to field against sri lanka in abu dhabi, and though they got off to a great start, they fell well short in the end. patrick gearey was watching. dusk in the desert, a time to spring to life, as ireland must also victory would take them to the world to 20 proper. reach out and grab it.
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first wicket, second ball. second over, two more into balls from josh little, sri lanka10—3, ireland in a abu dhabi dream. where was it a mirage? because now came the sri lankan fight back. his side would not want to have played in this event, to not make there would've beenin event, to not make there would've been in take a bow. a total of 171 did not quite do make it impossible, but removing pulsed early quickly got them closer. look at the reaction, sri lanka know the value of stern. without their biggest hits are, ireland must their way, and it seems as though they will have to beat namibia if greenery is to survive. patrick gearey, bbc news. and i can tell you that in the last few moments, sri lanka havejust wrapped up that match, winning by 70 runs. sri lanka top of the group at the
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moment, ireland in second for subgrade result for namibia earlier. they beat the netherlands. that is their first win at a cricket world cup —— great result for. england beat new zealand by 13 runs in theirfinal warm—up match, but captain eoin morgan's barren run with the bat continued. he madejust 10 in england's innings of 163—6 against new zealand. morgan said he would consider dropping himself if his poorform continues. england face the west indies in their first match on saturday. let's take a look at some other stories making the news today. two—time super bowl champion malcolm jenkins has taken a stake in premier league side burnley. jenkins currently plays for the new orleans saints but is also a minority stakeholder in the group that took over the clarets last year. scotland head coach gregor townsend has named 12 uncapped players in their a2—man squad for the autumn nations series. townsend said it's "exciting" to have a blend of experience within the team. scotland host tonga first
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at the end of the month. and after raising almost £3 million for motor neurone disease by completing seven marathons in a week last year, rugby league legend kevin sinfield is at it again — this time running 101 miles between his current club leicester, where he's a coach, to his former club leeds rhinos. tennis now. andy murray says he's never played a match like last night's, after beating frances tiafoe in a thrilling european 0pen first—round encounter in antwerp. it was an epic battle of almost four hours. amazingly, every set went to a tie break. murray hit 21 aces and backed that up with a solid second serve. he'll face second seed diego schwartzman tomorrow. now, what a few weeks cameron norrie has had.
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after only turning professional four years ago, it's been quite a rise for the newest star of british men's tennis. his title at indian wells last week has propelled him to the world's top 16 and he's also now the british number one. the indian wells win is the high point of his career to date and he says it's still sinking in. it is been if phenom lawyerfor me and it is nice to let things —— that things have come together now. most of all, it been me enjoying my tennis on the court and i think my worst level hasjust gone tennis on the court and i think my worst level has just gone up a notch, and doing all the fundamentals a lot better, the serve and return. but most of all, it's just a lot of fun to be playing at that level, especially at the bigger tournaments, could not be more enjoyable was to ban so please to win a title like indian wells and to see the other names that have won there as well, so it was pretty
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special. the track cycling world championships in roubaix have begun today, six months later than originally planned because of the covid—19 pandemic. 0lympic madison champion katie archibald leads great britain's19—strong team. today, it's the women's scratch 10km, and the women's and men's team sprint. it is live on the bbc iplayer and we can go across to the coverage right now, where we're watching pictures of the women's10km. and it isjust in his closing and it is just in his closing stages there. this is all one of the most exciting, all the sectors out on the track. it is the italian who claims the victory there. as we say, you can follow it all live on the bbc iplayer right now. usa rugby has officially launched its bid to host the world cup, for both men and women. they're aiming to become the first
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country in north or south america to stage the tournament, with cities such as la, las vegas, chicago and new york expressing an interest in holding games. it's all part of a long term plan to grow the game in the usa. when you look at facilities, access to facilities, state—of—the—art facilities, there is no country that can beat the size and volume of those anti—qualities of those facilities. so it's been overwhelming, really, the interest —— and the qualities. when we put out the request for cities and venues, we had in excess of 50 responses initially, and we've got really into a lot of detail with... there is currently around 28. we are wanting for choice, but it makes an incredibly competitive environment. sports, cities, really getting bible
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we are trying to do, so it is undoubtedly a huge opportunity. == undoubtedly a huge opportunity. —— getting behind what we are trying to do. now, finally, one of britain's first black professional footballers has been inducted into the national football museum hall of fame today. walter tull died more than 100 years ago, aged 29, on the battlefields of world war i. he had to overcome adversity all of his life, including being racially abused while playing for tottenham hotspur and northampton town. it's only recently that his powerful story has started to be recognised, as nesta mcgregor reports. the late lieutenant walter tull is inducted into the national football museum's hall of fame, as a new generation learns of his story. born in folkestone in 1888, walter tull was an orphan by the age of nine but would become one of england's first black professional footballers. he would also become the british army's first black commissioned officer. today, he was recognised as much for his achievements on the field of play as off it.
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it's a great occasion. and as a family, we're absolutely delighted on behalf of walter. from my earliest time, i remember being aware that my granduncle played for spurs. what can you say? an amateur for clapton who also played for tottenham and northampton town, like many players, he enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the first world war. he rose through the ranks despite rules banning black officers but died at the second battle of the somme aged 29. walter tull�*s legacy will now live here at the national hall of fame, a man who faced prejudice on and off the field. more than a century later, the battle against those prejudices are still being fought. taking the knee is english football's most visual anti—discrimination message, and currently premier league fans are being urged to challenge and report any abusive behaviour — football continuing to tackle
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an issue as old as the sport itself. will it ever be eradicated? as long as there's colour, i think there's always going to be some form of racism and discrimination. more importantly, how are we going to deal with it moving forward and making sure that the punishment is correct for the offence? walter tull�*s body lies undiscovered in the fields of northern france. there is also an ongoing campaign to recognise him with the military cross. the story of a footballer, a war hero, a pioneer whose legacy lives on. nesta mcgregor, bbc news. that's about it from us here on sportsday. remember, you can follow all the champions league action later, with manchester united and shows both in action. there will be commentary on radio five live and also on the bbc sport website, but
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from me and the rest of the team here, have a lovely evening. bye—bye. hello. a marked change in our weather, to right now. we are switching air masses. don't worry, it is not critically painful but it is noticeable. it is what if you much cooler and fresher. we sat in basically tropical air earlier on in the week, with a southerly or south—westerly airstream. for thursday and friday, we are into a plunging northerly. you get the picture, as we switch around to the blue shading in our graphic. cooler airfor blue shading in our graphic. cooler air for thursday. blue shading in our graphic. cooler airfor thursday. tormey blue shading in our graphic. cooler air for thursday. tormey conditions across southern britain overnight, widespread gales, more heavy rain, a weather front widespread gales, more heavy rain, a weatherfront six widespread gales, more heavy rain, a weather front six south. behind it, much colder air, patchy frost to start today for scotland and then
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quite a nagging northerly wind through the course of the day, serene run early on across southern counties. for many, beautiful blue skies and sunshine, but there will be some showers, and those showers will be wintry across mountains of scotland. such is the change in our air force of gusts of wind up to a0 to 50 mph, these are the temperatures on the thermometer. take those with a pinch of salt. down the north sea coast, probably going to feel closer to 5 or six degrees. as we look at friday, things do shift a little bit. a little ridge of high pressure builds in. just puts the brakes on those winds somewhat. we will still be sitting in some relatively chilly air, but i think friday will feel a shade milder, a few showers around, particular towards the northwest, also some patchy cloud, but a fine day for friday, lighter winds than thursday stopped perhaps a little cooler then these tippers would imply for some something milder, we need to look towards the weekend. this ridge of high pressure will start to shuffle off towards the
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continent. quite a windy weekend overall, a south—westerly airstream means it should feel warmer, but there will be more cloud around towards the west through saturday and perhaps some heavier outbreaks of rain getting into the west by the time we look at the afternoon. sunday, we still have the south—westerly winds are temperatures will chipley be in the mid—teens. perhaps if anything, on sunday, right down at the risk of seeing some showers, but they should be interspersed with seeing some sunshine. showers most frequent across the western side of the uk.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the uk is facing potentially a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. we the uk is facing potentially a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.— rise in coronavirus cases. we are startin: rise in coronavirus cases. we are starting to _ rise in coronavirus cases. we are starting to see — rise in coronavirus cases. we are starting to see this _ rise in coronavirus cases. we are starting to see this impact. - rise in coronavirus cases. we are| starting to see this impact. cases are rising and they could go yet as high as 100,000 a day. the health secretary is _ high as 100,000 a day. the health secretary is urging _ high as 100,000 a day. the health secretary is urging more _ high as 100,000 a day. the health secretary is urging more people i high as 100,000 a day. the health secretary is urging more people to| secretary is urging more people to get vaccinated and some say the government should bring in covid—19 restrictions to help slow the virus spread. and brazil, the handling of the pandemic has accused the president of neglect and incompetence.— president of neglect and incompetence. president of neglect and incometence. , ., ., , ., incompetence. there is no doubt that his series of — incompetence. there is no doubt that his series of crimes _ incompetence. there is no doubt that his series of crimes of _ incompetence. there is no doubt that his series of crimes of being - his series of crimes of being committed and those criminals have
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