Skip to main content

tv   Sportsday  BBC News  November 18, 2021 6:30pm-7:01pm GMT

6:30 pm
of north well and parts of north england generally. the mild weather is set to stay with us as high pressure dominates the weather story over the next few days, dragging in this south—westerly flow. yes, this is where the front will bring some outbreaks of rain but chiefly to the north—west of the great glen, but all the cloud around through the night we will start of tomorrow are incredibly mild full stop these temperatures feel more like daytime maximums and minimums. so a mild start to friday, a murky start, a lot of cloud, thick enough for some drizzle on west facing coast. there is the weather front, bringing some outbreaks of rain but into the afternoon to the east of the pennines, eastern scotland, we were super glad breaking up, some sunshine and yet again temperatures into the mid—teens. not for long however. things are set to change as we move into the weekend. that weather front, we move into the weekend. that weatherfront, a cold front, will gradually sink its way south. the wind direction changes to a northerly, driving in colder, arctic air with it. so on saturday, outbreaks of rain to scotland,
6:31 pm
northern ireland and northern england for a time. the colder air sitting behind. head quite a pleasant day actually with some sunny spells around and still those temperatures are pleasant enough at 13 celsius the hive. hive. the cold i3 celsius the hive. hive. the cold air continues to sink steadily southward through saturday night. that weather front, just a band of clowns by then and nuisance —— a band of cloud. but look at where the isobars are coming from, a cold start to sunday morning, a touch of frost in sheltered rural glens of scotland but it will get colder still as we go through the week ahead. so we are going to close out the month of november on a chilly note with evenly potential towards the end of the week of some snow showers and even lower levels. sophie. on bbc one, we —— joined the bbc news teams where we you are.
6:32 pm
6:33 pm
hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm chetan pathak. coming up on the programme... azeem rafiq apologises and says he's "deeply ashamed" for using anti—semitic language in messages when he was 19. the world is asking where is pung shuai — where is peng shuai — the tennis player who hasn't been heard of since making sexual assault allegations against a top chinese government official two weeks ago. as steven gerrard looks ahead to life at aston villa — we'll tell you who's going to be replacing him at rangers. and also coming up on the programme... welsh rally driver elvin evans looks ahead to his world rally championship final round title decider in italy. we know realistically got back here
6:34 pm
to give our best shot and see what's possible. welcome along, thank you forjoining us. azeem rafiq has apologised tonight and says he's "deeply ashamed" for using anti—semitic language in messages from 2011 when he was 19. the former cricketer appeared at a digital, culture, media and sport select committee this week talking about his experiences of racism and bullying at yorkshire. our correspondent natalie pirksjoins me now. what does this relate to? well, it's been quite astonishing. well, it's been quite astonishing. we watch him on tuesday give this quite harrowing testimony to the dcms committee about the racism he'd experienced. he said it had robbed
6:35 pm
him of his career. tonight he's apologised for messages that appear to be between him another player going back ten years. they appear to be anti—semitic in nature. he has said... now, there has been a big reaction to this on social media. the board of deputies for british jews to this on social media. the board of deputies for britishjews said as he and rafik has suffered terribly at the hands of racism so he will understand. his apology seems heartfelt and we have no reason to believe he's not completely sincere. rafiq told the bbc that he hopes peaking out will be the moment not only sport, but society as a whole
6:36 pm
moves in a different direction. natalie pirks, thank you. mps have been asking more questions today following the harrowing testimony given by former yorkshire cricketer azeem rafiq earlier this week. the sports minister, nigel huddlestone, who's been speaking at the dcms select committee, says the government may take the "nuclear option" of creating an independent regulator if the england and wales cricket board doesn't tackle racism. i think what we all want is for cricket — i think what we all want is for cricket to— i think what we all want is for cricket to put its house in order and get — cricket to put its house in order and get its _ cricket to put its house in order and get its act together and sort this out — and get its act together and sort this out if— and get its act together and sort this out. if we don't see sufficient action— this out. if we don't see sufficient action being taken, then we as a government will intervene if they don't _ government will intervene if they don't get — government will intervene if they don't get their act together. we have _ don't get their act together. we have the — don't get their act together. we have the nuclear option of legislating in order to bring in potentially an independent regulator couple _ potentially an independent regulator couple. so, that is probably the route _ couple. so, that is probably the route that — couple. so, that is probably the route that if we had to, we could go down -- _ route that if we had to, we could go down —— independent regulator. the west indian bowler tino best
6:37 pm
says a yorkshire coach told him that he "would be put on the next plane back to barbados" during his spell at the club. best said although he "loved" his time at the club, he now considered that to be a racist statement. the bbc�*s contacted yorkshire for a response to best's claims. the bowler also referred to the drinking culture in cricket, which rafiq spoke about in his testimony, and which best thinks creates divisions in dressing rooms. best has been speaking to the bbc�*s laura scott. ididn't ididn�*t hear i didn't hear anyone say those things directly, but with the guys having dinner, they would talk about things that happened to them. it's hurtful. i won't repeat them, but it was hurtful. rafiq said it all. during those things, i was like, no way. but that's real. so that was an awakening to me because i've never
6:38 pm
experienced racism because i grew up in the west indies. all of us are basically black people. people of colour. it was just a astounding to hear what those guys were saying backin hear what those guys were saying back in 2010, and it was no platform for them to really open up because they probably lost contracts and ijust they probably lost contracts and i just wondered they probably lost contracts and ijust wondered if they probably lost contracts and i just wondered if you think that cricket has an issue because of the dressing room culture. for cricket has an issue because of the dressing room culture.— cricket has an issue because of the dressing room culture. for sure. the culture around _ dressing room culture. for sure. the culture around cricket _ dressing room culture. for sure. the culture around cricket is _ dressing room culture. for sure. the culture around cricket is drinking. . culture around cricket is drinking. if you don't have a drink with me, you're not a party boy, etc. i think people should have been pressured into going into... to be a primary team. the administrators have to put things in place of bullying. you've
6:39 pm
got to stop bullying people into doing what they don't want to do. if they don't want to drink, just let them. give them the equal opportunity. them. give them the equal opportunity-— them. give them the equal ouortuni . ~ ., ., ~ them. give them the equal ouortuni . ~ . ., ,, , opportunity. what do you think needs to ha en? opportunity. what do you think needs to happen? i — opportunity. what do you think needs to happen? ithink— opportunity. what do you think needs to happen? i think education - opportunity. what do you think needs to happen? i think education is - opportunity. what do you think needs to happen? i think education is the i to happen? i think education is the ke . to happen? i think education is the key- you've _ to happen? i think education is the key- you've got — to happen? i think education is the key. you've got to _ to happen? i think education is the key. you've got to get _ to happen? i think education is the key. you've got to get rid - to happen? i think education is the key. you've got to get rid of- to happen? i think education is the | key. you've got to get rid of people who have done things to cheat other people. how many black people players do you see in cricket? you hardly see any. there are so many black cricketers in england that have suffered. i realise all of us are human beings. i've got a heart, you've got a heart. mine just has a little more melanin, that's all it is. next tonight, doubts have been cast on an email supposedly written by the chinese tennis star peng shuai, saying that she's safe and well. the two—time grand slam doubles champion hasn't been seen for a fortnight since she accused china's former vice premier, zhang gaoli, of sexual assault.
6:40 pm
the email, supposedly from her, has been published by chinese state media, but the head of women's tennis says he has a hard time believing that it's genuine. our china correspondent, robin brant, reports. for years, peng shuai has let her racket do the talking, and she's risen to the top. a star in a sport where there aren't many chinese success stories. at 35, she is someone the ruling communist party leaders should be proud of —— could be proud of. but an allegation about one of those figures change that. in this social media posting earlier this social media posting earlier this month, she named vice premier zhang gaoli who she claims forced her to have sets with him. sensors remove the post within an hour. she has not been seen in public or heard from since.
6:41 pm
has not been seen in public or heard from since-— from since. people are -- few people are allowed — from since. people are -- few people are allowed to _ from since. people are -- few people are allowed to challenge _ from since. people are -- few people are allowed to challenge authorities l are allowed to challenge authorities without paying some kind of price for it. i think it would be telling if she was able to leave the country and speak freely, where she wouldn't face the kinds of reproductions that the chinese government proposed —— repercussions. in the middle of the night, and email appears. in the middle of the night, and emailappears. orat in the middle of the night, and email appears. or at least what one armoured chinese estate media says is an email from armoured chinese estate media says is an emailfrom peng shuai to armoured chinese estate media says is an email from peng shuai to the head of the women's finish association. the messages basically, don't worry, i'm fine. and i didn't mean what i said two weeks ago. in what looks like a screenshot, exclaimed she started out saying, hello everyone. she said the allegations were in fact force. she has just been resting at home.
6:42 pm
everything is fine, she adds. prominent people do disappear in china. the tech billionaire wasn't seenin china. the tech billionaire wasn't seen in public for months after criticising state regulators. but athletes is unusual. in a hasty response, the man to whom the email was reportedly sent said he had a hard time believing peng actually wrote it. all this comes as this country prepares to be at the centre of the sporting world when beijing hosts the winter olympics in february. already facing the prospect of some kind of boycott over what the us says is genocide against chinese uighurs in the west of this country. robin brant, bbc news, shanghai. rangers have announced their new manager today. giovanni van bronckhorst, who played for the club between 1998 and 2001, will take over once he's been granted a work permit. jane dougalljoins us now.
6:43 pm
how excited will rangers be about this appointment?— how excited will rangers be about this appointment? rangers fans are still reelin: this appointment? rangers fans are still reeling from _ this appointment? rangers fans are still reeling from losing _ this appointment? rangers fans are still reeling from losing steven - still reeling from losing steven gerrard. took the club to the first talk to your title in a decade. stopping celtic in the process from getting ten in a row, so when he announced he was leaving, that lead to disarray. to see familiar face like giovanni van bronckhorst brings some reassurance. looking at the kind of manager rangers can attract with their resources, he's probably near the top of their list. he's got a very strong connection with the club, was with them from 98 to 2001. two of his trophies weren't league titles. he went on to play for arsenal after rangers and he won the champions league with barcelona. 106 caps for his country and his last game as a player was captain in the
6:44 pm
netherlands and the 2010 world cup final. this is a man who clearly knows football, but the rangers fans he clearly knows. he knows football, but the rangers fans he clearly knows.— he clearly knows. he clearly knows how to play- _ he clearly knows. he clearly knows how to play. what _ he clearly knows. he clearly knows how to play. what about _ he clearly knows. he clearly knows how to play. what about his - how to play. what about his managerial career?- how to play. what about his managerial career? yes, which is articular managerial career? yes, which is particular the _ managerial career? yes, which is particular the something - managerial career? yes, which is particular the something rangers fans will be interested in. he was assistant to ronald human for four years, so that's who he learned his craft from. he does have quite an impressive cv himself. later on, van bronckhorst took over as manager, and won the aired of this i. that was the first time in 18 years. it shows he can take a team with limited resources and get them silver. following his stent, he spent a year in china, and it's not clear — that was his last manager job — it's not clear if he's going
6:45 pm
to get to scotland in time for this we can. rangers have a semifinal caught it so we don't know whether it will be sorted out in time. he has spoken on social media about going back. he looks forward to carrying on and enhancing the work that has been done already and is grateful for the chance to work again at this huge football club. in again at this huge football club. in a somewhat tumultuous week for rangers fans, confirmation that they do in fact have a manager to replace steven gerrard. jdne do in fact have a manager to replace steven gerrard.— steven gerrard. jane dougal, thank ou. this weekend, steven gerrard's aston villa will take on brighton in his first premier league game in charge. the former liverpool captain held his first media conference today since taking over. many see this as a stepping stone to the liverpooljob in the future, but today, gerrard made clear his focus is only on the now. joe lynskey reports.
6:46 pm
this is the next phase of steven gerrard's evolution, a new career after so long as they read. at the player, he was a leader on the greatest stage. winning the scottish premiership was historic for rangers. enough to convince villa he's a premier league loss. this is the league steven gerrard called home. i the league steven gerrard called home. ~ ., , the league steven gerrard called home. ~' ., , ., home. i knew it was the right move for me. home. i knew it was the right move for me- the — home. i knew it was the right move for me. the chance _ home. i knew it was the right move for me. the chance to _ home. i knew it was the right move for me. the chance to be _ home. i knew it was the right move for me. the chance to be back- home. i knew it was the right move for me. the chance to be back in i home. i knew it was the right move | for me. the chance to be back in the best league in the world, competing against the best cultures against some of the best teams and players. i've missed the premier league, and it's great to be back. just i've missed the premier league, and it's great to be back.— it's great to be back. just like that rangers. _ it's great to be back. just like that rangers, this _ it's great to be back. just like that rangers, this is - it's great to be back. just like that rangers, this is no - it's great to be back. just like that rangers, this is no easy| it's great to be back. just like - that rangers, this is no easy start. gerrard comes in with villa two points off the draw. they've lost their last six, but his methods might be made for a relegation fight. last season, rangers let him just 30 goals —— let in. —— 13. responsibility in football is what i
6:47 pm
want. it's quite clear what we need to tighten up. we need to become a bit more organised, and that's certainly one step we need to improve in the short term. for sure, we will build and get better and stronger, we will become a possession based team. when we can transition into that, time will tell. , , tell. his first coach as a player was gerard — tell. his first coach as a player was gerard who _ tell. his first coach as a player was gerard who leered. - tell. his first coach as a player was gerard who leered. he . tell. his first coach as a player| was gerard who leered. he did tell. his first coach as a player- was gerard who leered. he did great things at liverpool then went to villa. when he passed away last december, gerrard said it hit him hard. now he takes on the same role as his old friend. he hard. now he takes on the same role as his old friend.— as his old friend. he went out of his way to _ as his old friend. he went out of his way to change _ as his old friend. he went out of his way to change me _ as his old friend. he went out of his way to change me as - as his old friend. he went out of his way to change me as a - as his old friend. he went out of i his way to change me as a person. as his old friend. he went out of - his way to change me as a person. he put his arm around me at the right times. we had a bond and relationship that was very strong, so when we lost him, it was a real emotional day. i remember he used to say you have to be the best version of yourself, so i'm sure he'll be looking down today very proud. gerrard is 41 and there is no secret
6:48 pm
one day he'd like to coach where he started. villa play liverpool in three weeks' time.— started. villa play liverpool in three weeks' time. you'll never hear me sa in: three weeks' time. you'll never hear me saying it's _ three weeks' time. you'll never hear me saying it's a _ three weeks' time. you'll never hear me saying it's a stepping _ three weeks' time. you'll never hear me saying it's a stepping stone. - three weeks' time. you'll never hear me saying it's a stepping stone. i. me saying it's a stepping stone. i don't think there's anything wrong in football to have dreams and aspirations, but liverpool have got aspirations, but liverpool have got a world—class coach that they're very happy with. i'm all in, i'll give thisjob everything very happy with. i'm all in, i'll give this job everything that it needs for it to be a success. gerrard could have gone to the pundit studio. instead he's on the touchline at the deep into. his life at villa starts at home against brighton on saturday. joe lynskey, bbc news. time now for some of the day's other sport stories. spain's garbine muguruza has won the season—ending wta finals in mexico. she beat anett kontaveit of estonia in the final in straight sets to win the tournament for the first time, which means she'll go up to third in the world rankings. alexander zverev is through to the semifinals at the atp tour finals in turin. he needed a win against hubert hurcasz to qualify and the world number three came through 6—2 6—4. and the world number three came through 6—2, 6—4.
6:49 pm
he'll play novak djokovic in the semis. ronnie o'sullivan got his bid for a fourth snooker champion of champions title off to a winning start, with a 11—2 win over 2015 world champion stuart bingham. he'll playjohn higgins tonight for a place in the semifinals. rory mcilroy�*s roaring again. he leads the dp world tour championship in dubai by two shots after hitting a seven—under—par 65 in round one. the world number eight made a blistering start with four birdies and an eagle in the opening eight holes. i'm a i'm a big boy now. i've been around the block a bit. if i have problems or struggles, the block a bit. if i have problems orstruggles, i the block a bit. if i have problems or struggles, i should the block a bit. if i have problems or struggles, ishould be the block a bit. if i have problems or struggles, i should be able to sort them out myself. instead of looking to others to try to fix my problems, i'mjust looking to others to try to fix my problems, i'm just going to try to take responsibility a bit. that's
6:50 pm
really what i did after the ryder cup. i put my head down, spent a lot of time on the range and figuring out what is it that i do well, what i need to get back to. taste out what is it that i do well, what i need to get back to.— i need to get back to. we can talk now to our _ i need to get back to. we can talk now to our golf— i need to get back to. we can talk now to our golf correspondent - i need to get back to. we can talk now to our golf correspondent ian carter. listening to rory mcilroy needing to talk responsibility, how impressed have you been by him? titer? impressed have you been by him? very imressive impressed have you been by him? very impressive so — impressed have you been by him? very impressive so far— impressed have you been by him? - impressive so far today. obviously has this victory in las vegas after that very dispiriting ryder cup experience. it's clear that he's in a position now where he feels he can play golf. he's not playing a game of swing, he's not filling his head with technical thoughts, he's relying on what he knows is great natural talent. relying on what he knows is great naturaltalent. he's relying on what he knows is great natural talent. he's using that to then make schoolers go. he did that today quite brilliantly. a superb up and down at the final hole for
6:51 pm
around a 65. he looks in the mood to potentially dominate this championship here in dubai. find potentially dominate this championship here in dubai. and he's returned to working _ championship here in dubai. and he's returned to working with _ championship here in dubai. and he's returned to working with his - returned to working with his long—time coach. how important has that been? i long-time coach. how important has that been? ~ . long-time coach. how important has that been? ,, ., , that been? i think that is significant. _ that been? i think that is significant. michael- that been? i think that is significant. michael has i that been? i think that is - significant. michael has always that been? i think that is _ significant. michael has always been there for him from the days that he was a junior golfer, just a child, and has been his swing coach and consultant are that time. he turned to pete cowan, turning into a very frustrating year, and i think they went through a fairly technical process. it could be argued by doing that, mcilroy has now found the ability to get back to his best goals. what he wants to do is be self—sufficient on the golf course. if there is a something that does go a little awry or he wants a second on an idea that he might be practising on his partner, a lifetime partner in michael bannon.
6:52 pm
we've also got the season ending event on the lg pa tour coming up. fighting it out to be player of the year. �* , ., . ., fighting it out to be player of the year. ,, ,, fighting it out to be player of the year. ,, year. it's a lucrative business as well. year. it's a lucrative business as well- record _ year. it's a lucrative business as well. record prize _ year. it's a lucrative business as well. record prize money - year. it's a lucrative business as well. record prize money going| year. it's a lucrative business as i well. record prize money going up year. it's a lucrative business as - well. record prize money going up to $7 million. this has been a trend this year with more and more investment in terms of prize money, starting with the women's open. there is a british hope in this event as well. you've got the two lead protagonists that would love to have a say as well. charlie is a former champion. i think it's be interesting to see how leona mcguire goes as well. she was the heroine as far as the cup was concerned, and she was looking to sign off her season in style. we she was looking to sign off her season in style.— she was looking to sign off her season in style. she was looking to sign off her season in s le. ~ ., ., ., season in style. we look forward to that in florida. _ season in style. we look forward to that in florida. thank _ season in style. we look forward to
6:53 pm
that in florida. thank you. - we've got england and south africa to look forward to. england captain owen farrell could miss the start of the six nations as he faces up to three months out following ankle surgery. farrell's club and country teammate jamie george will also be out until the end of january with a knee injury. england face world champions south africa on saturday. sale prop bevan rodd and newcastle hookerjamie blamire start in an inexperienced front row, but coach eddiejones says he has full faith in his young side. it's a good time, it's probably three — it's a good time, it's probably three quarters of the caps we normally have. as a of growth in this tearn — normally have. as a of growth in this team. they've got a great attitude. _ this team. they've got a great attitude, they've had a really good preparation. they've really taken the world — preparation. they've really taken the world champions. they've been beating _ the world champions. they've been beating their chest pretty heavily. that's _ beating their chest pretty heavily. that's a _ beating their chest pretty heavily. that's a great opportunity for these young _ that's a great opportunity for these young guys. they can change the course _ young guys. they can change the course of — young guys. they can change the course of rugby history. 65% of the test between south africa and england were won by south africa, so
6:54 pm
we can— england were won by south africa, so we can change that course of history _ we can change that course of history. these young guys are going to do— history. these young guys are going to do it _ scotland have made seven changes for their final international of the autumn against japan at murrayfield on saturday. meanwhile, there was a boost for wales fans today. josh adams, tomas francis and aaron wainwright have all been passed fit for their test against australia, but there's no place in the team for lions centrejonathan davies. we had a good check withjonathan, and he'd _ we had a good check withjonathan, and he'd love — we had a good check withjonathan, and he'd love to _ we had a good check withjonathan, and he'd love to be _ we had a good check withjonathan, and he'd love to be out _ we had a good check withjonathan, and he'd love to be out there - and he'd love to be out there playing _ and he'd love to be out there playing 90 _ and he'd love to be out there playing. 90 combined - and he'd love to be out there playing. 90 combined with. and he'd love to be out there. playing. 90 combined with the and he'd love to be out there - playing. 90 combined with the lions. we know— playing. 90 combined with the lions. we know about — playing. 90 combined with the lions. we know about jonathan _ playing. 90 combined with the lions. we know about jonathan and - playing. 90 combined with the lions. we know about jonathan and we - playing. 90 combined with the lions. | we know about jonathan and we want to have _ we know about jonathan and we want to have a _ we know about jonathan and we want to have a look — we know about jonathan and we want to have a look at _ we know about jonathan and we want to have a look at the _ we know about jonathan and we want to have a look at the competition, - to have a look at the competition, so he _ to have a look at the competition, so he came — to have a look at the competition, so he came off— to have a look at the competition, so he came off the _ to have a look at the competition, so he came off the beach- to have a look at the competition, so he came off the beach last - to have a look at the competition, . so he came off the beach last week, and we _ so he came off the beach last week, and we want — so he came off the beach last week, and we want to— so he came off the beach last week, and we want to see _ so he came off the beach last week, and we want to see how he - so he came off the beach last week, and we want to see how he goes. i so he came off the beach last week, | and we want to see how he goes. we think he _ and we want to see how he goes. we think he has— and we want to see how he goes. we think he has the _ and we want to see how he goes. we think he has the right _ and we want to see how he goes. we think he has the right to get - and we want to see how he goes. we think he has the right to get a - think he has the right to get a start and _ think he has the right to get a start and play— think he has the right to get a start and play well— think he has the right to get a start and play well last - think he has the right to get a start and play well last week, | think he has the right to get a i start and play well last week, so we're _ start and play well last week, so we're going _ start and play well last week, so we're going to _ start and play well last week, so we're going to have _ start and play well last week, so we're going to have a _ start and play well last week, so i we're going to have a combination. tomorrow sees the final round of this year's world rally championship get under way at monza in italy. it provided a dramatic finale last december when britain's elvin evans lost the title to sebastien ogier
6:55 pm
in heartbreaking fashion. once again, they're going head to head for the title, as nick parrott reports. for the second year in a row, the world rally championship is going down to the wire. once again, it's a master sebastien ogier versus the apprentice elvin evans at the final rally. the temple of speed turned into the temple of doom last december. he was on course to be world champion until i scott him out. the title is now oj's to lose. coming in with quite a big deficit this year. —— sebastien ogier�*s to lose. we're here to give our big shot and see what's possible. of course, we are focused on that. if course, we are focused on that. if anyone is looking for a good omen,
6:56 pm
sunday is four days short of the 20th anniversary of rich richard burns becoming the last champion. all three of his rivals failed to finish that weekend. with evans needing to outscore ogier by 18 points, he needs a similar stroke of luck to end. i points, he needs a similar stroke of luck to end-— luck to end. i haven't given thought- — luck to end. i haven't given thought- it _ luck to end. i haven't given thought. it seems - luck to end. i haven't given thought. it seems like i luck to end. i haven't given thought. it seems like a i luck to end. i haven't given i thought. it seems like a lifetime ago. it's a very small chance, so not trying to be too hard on myself. whoever comes out on top, this weekend will be the end of the rivalry. although this be the last full season, so realistically, he won't fight for a title next year. that's one less to fight against, but this other competitive... it's not going to be easy. if but this other competitive... it's not going to be easy.— not going to be easy. if evans misses out — not going to be easy. if evans misses out again, _ not going to be easy. if evans
6:57 pm
misses out again, may i not going to be easy. if evans misses out again, may be i not going to be easy. if evans misses out again, may be at. misses out again, may be at next year will be third time lucky. nick parrott, bbc news. and a reminder of our top story tonight — azeem rafiq has apologised for using anti—semitic language in messages from 2011. in a statement, the former cricketer says, "i have absolutely no excuses. "i am ashamed of this exchange. "i was 19 at the time and hope and believe i am "a different person today." there's more reaction to that, including from thejewish leadership council, on the bbc sport website. that's all from sportsday. good night. good evening. it's been very mild across the uk today despite that chilly start. it will remain mild overnight because the brakes will tend to fill in. that will prevent the
6:58 pm
temperatures from falling very much, but you can see we keep what or whether towards the north and west. drizzly rain with a thicker cloud elsewhere. the low cloud shrouding the hills and the coast. it may well be quite a grey start. probably less sunshine than we've seen, but it may brighten up. eastern parts of england and wales, shelter from that breeze. should be a little bit down on that of today, but it's still mild despite more cloud around. 14-16 mild despite more cloud around. 14—16 celsius. it's all change as we go into the weekend. a cold weather front will bring rain on saturday. behind that, colder by day and indeed by night.
6:59 pm
7:00 pm
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. germany bans the unvaccinated from certain public events as its covid infection rate hits a new high. the country's not on its own — as a fourth wave of the pandemic sweeps across europe forcing many to bring in restrictions. we will also look at how pressure is testing the west. we will look at the migrant crisis in belarus, a build up near ukraine and how they are all leading to rising tensions with moscow. the mystery is deepening over the disappearance of a chinese tennis star peng shuai who accused a profession of sexual assault. and your e—mail from accused a profession of sexual assault. and your e—mailfrom her marriage and apparently britain by
7:01 pm
her but many are not convinced.

56 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on