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sally nugent, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's susan powell. a little chillier for us all tomorrow. today there was quite a bit of sunshine around with showers draped around the western and eastern coasts. tomorrow will look similar but the wind is going to pick up and right now we have colder airfeeding sites across pick up and right now we have colder air feeding sites across the uk on a northerly wind. it will probably come as no surprise we are anticipating a frosty night from central scotland down into the welsh marches. to the east of the uk and offers a breeze and some showers around for temperatures to hold up but certainly a fairly extensive thrust as we look north and west. thursday daytime a lot of sunshine. the showers should be fewer and farther between across eastern
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coastal counties but still a nagging wind down the north sea coast with showers feeding and and still across pembrokeshire and cornwall, favoured spots for relentless showers. overall quite a lot of dry weather with temperatures just about making it into double figures. this front you see here is a warm weather front end to the north of the uk and behind that we are going to get more cloud but high pressure is going to bring a lot of fine weather for friday so the plus side is slightly more overcast skies but a warmer feel to proceedings and that is what we will take with us into the weekend as we continue with the westerly wind. a lot of fine weather around on friday evening if you are doing anything for bonfire night and for the start of the weekend some wetter conditions getting into scotland and northern ireland windy day to come across the board. sunday the driest of the two days and it should feel rather like temperatures are back where they should be for
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the time of year, so milder and contrasted tomorrow. hello, i'm olly foster. here's what's coming up on sportsday tonight: the cloud hanging over yorkshire cricket and the county's handling of azeem rafiq's complaints, mps want answers, sponsors want out. from my perspective, i can think of very few reasons why the deal with yorkshire cricket club should remain in place. we'll have the latest from amfield and the etihad, with liverpool and manchester city in champions league action.
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and 2a hours before antonio conte takes to the tottenham dugout we'll hear from the spurs captain and the man who hired him. also coming up, i am in glasgow on a landmark day for sport at cop26. hello and welcome to sportsday. azeem rafiq will appear before a government select committee later this month along with senior officials from yorkshire cricket. the county has been heavily criticized for how it's dealt with allegations of racism and bullying made by rafiq during his time there as a player. despite apologising to him and accepting an independent report's findings that he was a victim of racism, they have failed to take any disciplinary action against their staff. let's get more on this from our senior sports news reporter, laura scott.
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laura, pressure is really ramping up on yorkshire and the ecb, with answers now being demanded in westminster. absolutely. demanded in westminster. this has really gained attention absolutely. this has really gained attention over the last 2a, 48 since attention over the last 24, 48 since attention over the last 24, 48 since a redacted version of the report into azeem rafiq's allegations was leaked to espn. that report said racially offensive term used against rafiq by a player that referred to his pakistani origin was dismissed as friendly banter. this dates back to a year ago when rafiq first made those allegations of institutional racism at yorkshire. the independent or internal investigation by yorkshire followed and that led to no disciplinary action by yorkshire. clearly the leaking of this redacted report has led to questions and scrutiny over yorkshire's handling of this matter. several politicians
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are now getting involved, a group of yorkshire mps who have written to the ecb asking for them to conduct a thorough investigation. the ecb said yesterday it would conduct a full regulatory process with the help of qcs. we had the health secretary, sajid javid who said heads should roll at yorkshire. he said if the ecp doesn't take action, it is not fit for purpose and we have the culture secretary involved. a lot of pressure on yorkshire and the ecb's response to this. we know the yorkshire hierarchy are due to appear before the select committee later this month and rafiq will also give evidence on that day. early i spoke to the chairman of the dcms committee and he said he wants answers from yorkshire. what we have read is deeply shocking in one _ what we have read is deeply shocking in one of— what we have read is deeply shocking in one of the most disturbing events in one of the most disturbing events in modern _ in one of the most disturbing events in modern cricket history, in my
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view _ in modern cricket history, in my view the — in modern cricket history, in my view. the fact that yorkshire has suggested — view. the fact that yorkshire has suggested the use of the t word is somehow— suggested the use of the t word is somehow banter, and to equate mr rafiq's _ somehow banter, and to equate mr rafiq's statement that he said the use of— rafiq's statement that he said the use of the — rafiq's statement that he said the use of the p, is victim blaming. yorkshire — use of the p, is victim blaming. yorkshire need to ensure, notjust that they— yorkshire need to ensure, notjust that they learn the lessons of this, but that— that they learn the lessons of this, but that those who are responsible do not _ but that those who are responsible do not remain at the club. from my perspective. — do not remain at the club. from my perspective, i can think of very few reasohs_ perspective, i can think of very few reasons why— perspective, i can think of very few reasons why the board of yorkshire cricket _ reasons why the board of yorkshire cricket club — reasons why the board of yorkshire cricket club should remain in place. there _ cricket club should remain in place. there is— cricket club should remain in place. there is still— cricket club should remain in place. there is still a couple of weeks until that select committee hearing and a lot can happen between now and then. also the news today that key stakeholders and sponsors are dropping yorkshire, they are withdrawing their support. that is likely to sharpen up the county?
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the impact is already being felt. we saw the title sponsor at headingley stadium, the emerald group, they have cut ties with the county. they said they were dismayed by the reports of the racism experienced by azeem rafiq and they were removing their brand association with yorkshire and headingley stadium. they said they hope the club listens and responds with serious action. this afternoon we have heard that yorkshire tea have decided to end the association with the club by immediate effect. they said they were upset by the treatment experienced by azeem rafiq and they said cricket should be a sport for everyone, but rafiq's experiences and the way the report has been handled, don't reflect that. we heard from david lloyd club, the age partnership and anchor butter, they were all ending their association with yorkshire. there is a board meeting with yorkshire on friday and
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we understand these commercial issues will come up but also the members are likely to raise their voice as well. i have spoken to a long—standing member of the membership committee today. he said he was appalled by what has happened and we know the member's committee has written to the board to say they believe the investigation was flawed from the start and they want a thorough process to follow and decisive action. but this is one of the most serious crises in yorkshire's history.- the most serious crises in yorkshire's history. laura scott, many thanks — yorkshire's history. laura scott, many thanks indeed. _ scotland's very slim hopes of reaching the t20 world cup semi—finals are over. they put up a fight against new zealand but were beaten by 16 runs in dubai. martin guptill hit a superb 93 to help the black caps to victory. here's our spots correspondentjoe wilson. this is where scottish cricket needs to be. to buy, yes, but proper world cup store. their captain prepared his players of the biggest week of their careers.
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three outstanding opponent starting with new zealand and beginning well. early wickets. but then martin gupta. that is the kind of batting that emphasises the level. the weather was challenging, bowling sometimes wasn't. scotland wilting in the heat. well, guptil was clearly struggling to get his bat. he had reached 93 when he basically than out of strength, a hot world raising big issues for cricket. new zealand specifically made 172. now a chance for scotland's batters like george monday to show what they could do, holding that pose for the cameras, that bowler suggested. michael kept swinging as scotland kept competing and he hit 42 off 20 balls with the chase eventually failing but scotland doing themselves justice. joe wilson, bbc news. ravi bopara, the former england
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all—rounder and member of the t20 world cup winning squad in 2010, is with us, fresh from his test match special duties, ravi, scotland have lost three out of three but they have improved game on game in the super i2s. definitely, to come through the tournament is a great effort. something scotland should look backen, have scotland improve their cricket? they definitely have. the scots have _ cricket? they definitely have. the scots have pakistan and india and they will want to get as much out of those games?— they will want to get as much out of those games? there is much to learn from those two _ those games? there is much to learn from those two games _ those games? there is much to learn from those two games and _ those games? there is much to learn from those two games and personal. from those two games and personal milestones for the players. they will want to get 50s and take wickets and they will also want to cause an upset as well. it is wickets and they will also want to cause an upset as well. it is really excitin: cause an upset as well. it is really exciting in — cause an upset as well. it is really exciting in that _ cause an upset as well. it is really exciting in that group. _ cause an upset as well. it is really exciting in that group. india - cause an upset as well. it is really exciting in that group. india were | exciting in that group. india were under big pressure against afghanistan, lose and they were
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going home. in the last hour, they pulled out the best performance so far, big win by 66 runs? it pulled out the best performance so far, big win by 66 runs?— far, big win by 66 runs? it was a massive win _ far, big win by 66 runs? it was a massive win for _ far, big win by 66 runs? it was a massive win for india _ far, big win by 66 runs? it was a massive win for india to - far, big win by 66 runs? it was a massive win for india to get - far, big win by 66 runs? it was a massive win for india to get off. far, big win by 66 runs? it was a i massive win for india to get off and running and get the points. we saw the india which so many people, the reason why so many people have put them up as the favourites to win the competition. today was the show they trot on, the opening batsman coming out and scoring those runs, aggressive. it was a good all—round performance for india, they have put them back in the mix. islet performance for india, they have put them back in the mix.— them back in the mix. 144 the o enin: them back in the mix. 144 the opening partnership, - them back in the mix. 144 the opening partnership, where l them back in the mix. 144 the i opening partnership, where have them back in the mix. 144 the - opening partnership, where have this india been hiding? the biggest score we have seen at the tournament. afghanistan, who have looked bright themselves, they were on the back foot themselves?— themselves, they were on the back foot themselves? india showed their class. the foot themselves? india showed their class- they are _ foot themselves? india showed their class. they are a _ foot themselves? india showed their class. they are a better _ foot themselves? india showed their class. they are a better side - foot themselves? india showed their class. they are a better side and - class. they are a better side and have a lot more experience playing in world cups as well. but today they showed their class, they are a
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very good team. i think they came up against two very good teams in their first two games, pakistan have been playing well. they had the long gap between the first game at the second game, which i don't think help. but they have bounced back well and given themselves a chance. it is given themselves a chance. it is auoin to given themselves a chance. it is going to be _ given themselves a chance. it is going to be an _ given themselves a chance. it is going to be an exciting climax to the crew. england have been the standout performers in the other group, they are on the brink of the semifinals they will surely be there? mills, he pulled up with a thigh strain a couple of days ago, how will that disrupt what has been a fantastic bowling line—up? it has a fantastic bowling line-up? it has been a model— a fantastic bowling line-up? it has been a model with _ a fantastic bowling line-up? it has been a modelwith england's- a fantastic bowling line—up? it is; been a model with england's bowling where he comes in and around the ninth or 10th over, bowled his overs through the back ten. specialists at death bowling and that will disrupt the blueprint that has been going on. massive blow mills personally.
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and honestly a blow for the team. he is a specialist death bowler, that is a specialist death bowler, that is why he is in the side, because of his run rate to go through at the death. he is one of the best in the world. it will be a blow but england can overcome that.— world. it will be a blow but england can overcome that. seven wickets so far and one — can overcome that. seven wickets so far and one of _ can overcome that. seven wickets so far and one of the _ can overcome that. seven wickets so far and one of the standout - far and one of the standout performers. many thanks indeed and back on duty with test match special tomorrow? , back on duty with test match special tomorrow? yes. has been a great tournament. — tomorrow? yes. has been a great tournament, many _ tomorrow? jazz has been a great tournament, many thanks indeed. the big football news this week has been the quick turnaround of managers at tottenham. nuno espirito santo sacked on monday afterjust four months in charge and the former chelsea boss antonio conte was appointed yesterday. they hope the italian will be in the dugout for their europa conference game against vitesse arnhem tomorrow night, if he get�*s his work permit in time, but facing the media today was the spurs captain hugo lloris and the director of football fabio paratici who was instrumental
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in securing conte. nobody can show us to win something, but we have to work, to be focused, committed and be involved in this project 100% every day. this is what we can do and what we have to do. it's not insurance to win something, but nobody can give you this kind of insurance. i think we can do the best. we have to do the best. asa as a player, we need to demand more from each _ as a player, we need to demand more from each other, we need to show more _ from each other, we need to show more responsibility towards the club, _ more responsibility towards the club, towards the fans. but i think it is a _ club, towards the fans. but i think it is a great— club, towards the fans. but i think it is a great opportunity to work under— it is a great opportunity to work under one — it is a great opportunity to work under one of the greatest managers of the _ under one of the greatest managers of the last— under one of the greatest managers of the last few years. but now is
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not the — of the last few years. but now is not the time... it is time to believe _ not the time... it is time to believe again in our team and our club believe again in our team and our ciuhand— believe again in our team and our club and step—by—step we will try to improve _ club and step—by—step we will try to improve and reach the level that should _ improve and reach the level that should be — improve and reach the level that should be all over. unai emery has turned down the chance to become the new newcastle head coach. the former arsenal manager, who is now at villareal, confirmed yesterday that he'd been approched by newcastle, who want him to replace steve bruce and have him in place by the weekend. but spanish football expert guillem balague says those advising emery were uncertain about the club's strategy. we're getting to that point in the champions league group stages when teams can book their places in the last 16. liverpool are one of those with a 100% record. they face the spanish champions atletico madrid at anfield. alastair bruce—ball is commentating for radio 5live this evening and spoke to me earlier.
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yes, liverpool's excellent form in all competitions, but particularly the champions league, they have been scoring goals forfun, has put them in a fantastic position since they became the champions league in the early 90s. liverpool have never won the first four games in the group stages, so it could be a first for them tonight. they know they are already through to the knockout stages and that takes the pressure off the last two games and crucially, would allowjuergen klopp to possibly rest some players for those fixtures. because as we head into the busy winter schedule, managers are always looking to do that. the schedule is heavy, players are tired so it might be a chance to give players like mohamed saller
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there was a sense of unease in the stadium even when the game is taking place. atletico madrid brought a strong travelling contingent of fans and numbers were climbing in terms of coronavirus cases in this country and madrid. at that point, schools were closed in madrid. with hindsight, the game should never have gone ahead. a lot of people are questioning it at the time and regardless of what happened on the pitch, we saw a government report come out about the game. i think it quoted the fact that 37 people lost their lives directly as a result of their lives directly as a result of the game going ahead. so it was a mistake, it did happen. nothing can be done about that now. it is great
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we have a fixture, juergen klopp has been saying it this week, a big champions league game, the fans are backin champions league game, the fans are back in and in much safer circumstances. the people will reflect on that game and families, lives were deeply affected by it and that shouldn't be forgotten. mano; that shouldn't be forgotten. many thanks indeed, _ that shouldn't be forgotten. many thanks indeed, on _ that shouldn't be forgotten. many thanks indeed, on commentary duty for radio five live this evening. so that game is coming up at anfield, manchester city still have a bit of work to do in their group but they would make things a lot more comfortable with victory at home to club brugges. conor mcnamara is there for that one. it has been a testing week for the manchester city manager, pep guardiola. this time last midweek, his team who have won the league cup the last four years in a row were dumped out of the competition but that little stumble has put a positive spin and pep guardiola thinks his team are playing well at
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the moment. i thinks his team are playing well at the moment-— thinks his team are playing well at the moment. i think we are playing an incredible _ the moment. i think we are playing an incredible level. _ the moment. i think we are playing an incredible level. in _ the moment. i think we are playing an incredible level. in terms - the moment. i think we are playing an incredible level. in terms of- the moment. i think we are playing an incredible level. in terms of the | an incredible level. in terms of the way we _ an incredible level. in terms of the way we are — an incredible level. in terms of the way we are playing, i would say one of the _ way we are playing, i would say one of the trest— way we are playing, i would say one of the best moments we have since we have treen— of the best moments we have since we have been here. the way we are playing — have been here. the way we are playing. the results are many things. — playing. the results are many things, many circumstances and of course, _ things, many circumstances and of course, you — things, many circumstances and of course, you have to improve. but in terms _ course, you have to improve. but in terms of— course, you have to improve. but in terms of the — course, you have to improve. but in terms of the process and many things we are _ terms of the process and many things we are doing, we are doing really, really— we are doing, we are doing really, really weit — we are doing, we are doing really, really well. a we are doing, we are doing really, really well-— really well. a lot of the talk about manchester _ really well. a lot of the talk about manchester city _ really well. a lot of the talk about manchester city at _ really well. a lot of the talk about manchester city at the _ really well. a lot of the talk about manchester city at the moment i really well. a lot of the talk about manchester city at the moment isj really well. a lot of the talk about i manchester city at the moment is a wellborn tail, an ability to sign a new striker in the summer. one stat jumped out at me when you look at the fixture list of manchester city's this season, if you include the community shield, it is seven matches they have not scored a goal
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in. they scored two against this belgian club last week. but there is extra pressure on manchester city and they wouldn't want it to become three, especially when you look at what is coming next. the manchester derby against ole gunnar solskj r on saturday. let's have a quick look at some of the day's ther headlines. british number one cameron norrie can still qualify for the atp finals after victory in the second round of the paris masters... he beat the american reilly opelka in straight sets and will now face taylor fritz. norrie is 11th in the race to qualify for the eight—man season—ending tournament in turin. the welsh rugby union is set to offer some of its female players their first professional contracts. up to 10 of their 15—a—side internationals will be awarded full—time deals, with retainer contracts for 15 more. there will also be match and training fees for the women. british sprinters adam gemili and daryll neita have been ordered by uk athletics to "cease all association" with their american coach rana reider after "multiple complaints of sexual misconduct" were made against him.
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cop26, the united nations climate change conference, continues in glasgow, it's been a big day for sport, with governing bodies being urged to sign up to the un's climate action framework with a target of reaching net—zero emissions by 2040. our sports correspondent katie gornall is there. it does feel like a really important day here at cop26. when it comes to sport and climate action there has been little in the way of accountability and transparency in the past. the un climate action plan claim to counter that. they announced a new set of criteria called the race to zero, for those organisations that sign up. the reason it is important is because for the first time it means signatories will have to meet
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certain targets, they will have to report annually and they will have to follow through on their climate commitments. if they don't, they will be called out for it. some of those targets include reducing their c02 those targets include reducing their co2 emissions by 50% by 2030 and aiming to reach net zero x 2040. i have been speaking to the un" nicholas spanning seven and he said these measures are a guard against green washing, organisations making out they are more green than they are. this is what he had to say. if organisations are not following the principle of the framework, they cannot— the principle of the framework, they cannot be _ the principle of the framework, they cannot be part of the framework. everybody — cannot be part of the framework. everybody has joined and they are keen— everybody has joined and they are keen to _ everybody has joined and they are keen to get to these new targets and we have _ keen to get to these new targets and we have seen a total avalanche of new organisations, not only the ones we have _ new organisations, not only the ones we have been working within the past, _ we have been working within the past, but — we have been working within the past, but you organisations who say, ok, past, but you organisations who say, ok. it _ past, but you organisations who say, ok. it is _ past, but you organisations who say, ok. it is time— past, but you organisations who say, ok, it is time for us tojoin.
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46 major organisations have so far signed up to the enhanced measures from the un. they include the premier league, who hadn't signed up to the previous framework, so that there is an ambitious step forward. it includes fifa, despite the fact they are expanding the world cup in 2026 and proposing a biannual tournament. they still believe they can meet these climate commitments. and other organisations pursuing relentless growth at the moment is uefa, they are expanding the champions league significantly and interestingly, they haven't signed up interestingly, they haven't signed up to these new measures. we have asked them the comic, but they haven't responded. hat asked them the comic, but they haven't responded.— asked them the comic, but they haven't responded. not 'ust the big organisations. * haven't responded. not 'ust the big organisations, fans _ haven't responded. notjust the big organisations, fans have _ haven't responded. notjust the big organisations, fans have been - organisations, fans have been getting involved in this as well? that is right, there is a good campaign that has been running from the guys at planet football called
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cup26. they have been asking clubs to perform sustainable tasks, making a vegan meal, walking and cycling to a vegan meal, walking and cycling to a game instead of driving and they have awarded points to phantom saying clubs on that basis. cambridge united where the winners of cup26 and they received their trophy from ledley king, the spurs ambassador and former captain of the club. it ambassador and former captain of the club. . . ambassador and former captain of the club. , ., ., ., club. it is great to engage with fans, club. it is great to engage with fans. young — club. it is great to engage with fans, young fans _ club. it is great to engage with fans, young fans and _ club. it is great to engage with fans, young fans and families. | fans, young fans and families. hopefully setting habits that will last a _ hopefully setting habits that will last a lifetime for a lot of these young — last a lifetime for a lot of these young people. as a football club, we continue _ young people. as a football club, we continue to— young people. as a football club, we continue to engage our fans, as we had the _ continue to engage our fans, as we had the net — continue to engage our fans, as we had the net zero carbon game against chelsea, _ had the net zero carbon game against chelsea, that was huge for us against — chelsea, that was huge for us against a _ chelsea, that was huge for us against a rival on a huge platform. we were _ against a rival on a huge platform. we were able to engage the fans in
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that game — we were able to engage the fans in that game and how they travelled to the stadium and what they ate at the stadium _ the stadium and what they ate at the stadium and got them to think about what they— stadium and got them to think about what they do moving forward. ithink what they do moving forward. i think whether it is — what they do moving forward. i think whether it is fans, _ what they do moving forward. i think whether it is fans, big _ whether it is fans, big organisations, there has been a tangible sense here at cop26 that sport is coming to the table in a way it hasn't done before. i am waking up to the fact it has got a very important part to play in all of this. . ., ., of this. katie gornall, live from glasaow, of this. katie gornall, live from glasgow, thank _ of this. katie gornall, live from glasgow, thank you _ of this. katie gornall, live from glasgow, thank you very - of this. katie gornall, live from glasgow, thank you very much | of this. katie gornall, live from - glasgow, thank you very much indeed. all this week we'e been looking at each of the nominees for the bbc women's footballer of the year, there are five superstars in the running and tonight it's the turn of psg and canada international ashley lawrence. it was a lot of fun, a lot of dancing, a lot of singing. winning the league, we are always neck and
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neck with lyon. after 14 years at this club, being champions of france, that was pretty surreal. we had already had two bronze medals, so it was a collective mindset starting from the coach. my role on the team is quite different than when i first started, just being happy to be there and training with some of my idols. so now i try to be that link player helping younger players transition onto the world stage, but also being a leader in any way that i can. i recognise that responsibility, but i take it all as an honour. to win a gold medal, we know it is more than us, we know it
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is more than that moment. it hopefully to inspire a nation. it was a lot of fun, a lot of dancing, and just celebrating. i never really thought early on that i wanted to be professional, just because there wasn't a lot of exposure in the women's game. around 14, 15, which is pretty late, that is when i really saw there was a possibility. i think it is amazing. i think we recognise the younger generations are looking up to these players. there are a lot of issues in the world and we can be heard. ashley lawrence one of the five nominees the others are caroleena graham hansen, sam kerr, vivianne meederma
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and alexia putellas. you have until the 8th of november to get your vote in via the bbc sport website. keep on top of all the champions league football tonight. that's all from sportsday. good evening. the first few days of november have certainly brought some colder weather, but it may not last all that long. there's something milder in prospect just—in—time for the weekend. today, many of us have seen sunshine but some showers, which have mainly affected coastal areas, and some of those will continue during tonight, plaguing eastern coasts, some for west wales, the far southwest of england. some wintry showers over high ground in northern scotland. but where we stay dry, with some clear spells, well, it is going to turn quite chilly, especially in northern england and southern scotland, where a few places will get below freezing. and quite widely, many places will have a ground frost tomorrow morning.
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through tomorrow, we start off with showers again for west wales, parts of cornwall, the eastern coasts of england. but through the day, many of the showers will fade. and by the afternoon, most places will be dry with some sunshine. the sunshine won't help the temperatures much, though — 7 to 11 degrees. but temperatures will climb as we head into the weekend. there's a lot of cloud in the forecast through friday into saturday, and some rain, especially across northern areas.
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hello, i'm ros atkins. this is outside source. welcome if you're watching in the uk, on the bbc news channel, on pbs in the us and lots of other places on bbc world news. and we are going to start with cop26, because big companies have joined the push for a cleaner climate at the glasgow summit. 450 of the biggest firms are pledging to pull funding away from fossil fuels and put it into renewable energy, and put it into renewable energy, and the uk had this announcement. taste and the uk had this announcement. we are and the uk had this announcement. - are going to move towards making it mandatory for firms to publish a clear, deliverable plan, setting out how they will be carbon eyes and transition to net zero —— to
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carbonised. transition to net zero -- to carbonised.— transition to net zero -- to carbonised. ~ , ., .,

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