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this is bbc news, the headlines. the bombardment of ukraine continues — as russia bombs a theatre where civilians were sheltering in the city of mariupol — it's thought that over 1,000 people were inside — the number of casualties is unknown. civilians hit in the capital kyiv too — as russian forces hit a residential building. and at least 10 people waiting in a queue for bread in the northern city of chernihiv were reportedly killed by russian shelling. president biden has promised ukraine a further £600 million in military aid to help it to repel the russian invasion. mr biden also branded the russian leader, vladimir putin, a war criminal. nearly six years after she was first detained in iran, the british—iranian woman — nazanin zaghari ratcliffe — is on her way back
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to herfamily in the uk. she'd been accused of plotting to overthrow the government in tehran something she'd always denied. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are sian griffiths, education editorfor the sunday times and rob merrick, deputy editor at the independent. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... let's begin with the times. the times which says �*free at last�* — as nazanin zaghari ratcliffe returns home after six years in prison in iran. it follows six years in detention in
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turnaround. it follows six years in detention in turnaround. the telegraph leads with the words of nazanin�*s daughter gabriella — �*mummy really is coming home�* same story in the mail — with those words of gabriella on its front page. the mirror leads on the words of richard ratcliffe when asked what his wife wants she's home — which is a cup of tea. the guardian highlights the six years nazanin spent detained in iran — and reflects on the british dual national anoosheh ashoori — who's also been freed from prison in iran. the i leads on continued russia bombardment in ukraine — as russian forces bomb a theatre used as a shelter for civilains the financial times leads on a possible end to the war in ukraine — it says that a peace deal with russia would involve kyiv declaring neutrality and limits on its armed forces. so let's begin... welcome back. rob, do you want to kick us off this hour with that
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cheerful front page quote from gabriella ratcliff on the news that her mother has been allowed to leave iran. ~' ,., . , her mother has been allowed to leave iran. ~ ., , , ., iran. like so many people tonight i'm “ust iran. like so many people tonight i'm just imagining _ iran. like so many people tonight i'm just imagining the _ iran. like so many people tonight i'm just imagining the moment i iran. like so many people tonight l i'm just imagining the moment that hasn't happened yet but will happen very soon when nazanin zaghari ratcliffe is reunited with her family. i'm not exactly sure how it is that gabriella saw her mum but i know it six years said she saw the happy circumstances and of course you won't remember that. it's good to be an extraordinary moment for the whole family when we meet up. of course everybody is probably pinching themselves in disbelief that after such a long time there is this happy news tonight that she is on her way home. 0r this happy news tonight that she is on her way home. or has arrived home in this business breakthrough that secured her at least as she rightly said, anoosheh ashoori is also on his way home tonight. figs said, anoosheh ashoori is also on
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his way home tonight.— said, anoosheh ashoori is also on his way home tonight. as rob says, it's hard to — his way home tonight. as rob says, it's hard to imagine _ his way home tonight. as rob says, it's hard to imagine the _ his way home tonight. as rob says, it's hard to imagine the relief- his way home tonight. as rob says, it's hard to imagine the relief and i it's hard to imagine the relief and the joy for the family. and for all those that have supported this campaign. isuppose those that have supported this campaign. i suppose the unreality of it all after so many disappointments, so many setbacks and just such a long period of time. it presumably, for some it doesn't feel real until they actually see her, hold her, talk to her again. yes. i think that must be absolutely how richard and gabriella and anoosheh ashoori's wife are feeling today _ anoosheh ashoori's wife are feeling today. untilthey anoosheh ashoori's wife are feeling today. until they actually are hugging _ today. until they actually are hugging each other they won't quite believe _ hugging each other they won't quite believe it— hugging each other they won't quite believe it because it has been such a iong _ believe it because it has been such a long time. i think it's the little details that were learning about that make this such a positive and lovely— that make this such a positive and lovely overwhelming story. little things _ lovely overwhelming story. little things like gabriella making welcome posters— things like gabriella making welcome posters for her mom. being really
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keen— posters for her mom. being really keen to _ posters for her mom. being really keen to go — posters for her mom. being really keen to go back to school to tell her friends that my money really is home _ her friends that my money really is home for— her friends that my money really is home for the richard saying that the first thing _ home for the richard saying that the first thing she wants him to do is make _ first thing she wants him to do is make her— first thing she wants him to do is make her a — first thing she wants him to do is make her a cup of tea. and adding maybe she — make her a cup of tea. and adding maybe she will supervise me tidying up maybe she will supervise me tidying up the _ maybe she will supervise me tidying up the flat — maybe she will supervise me tidying up the flat. which apparently is not such a _ up the flat. which apparently is not such a tidy— up the flat. which apparently is not such a tidy state. those little details — such a tidy state. those little details put up and her daughter saying — details put up and her daughter saying she's made a little cake because — saying she's made a little cake because she's a baker and got his favourite — because she's a baker and got his favourite beer in and is really looking — favourite beer in and is really looking forward to the fact that he's going to be sleeping in a comfy bed. he's going to be sleeping in a comfy hed~ it's _ he's going to be sleeping in a comfy bed. it's those little things that really— bed. it's those little things that really make this feel like it's actually— really make this feel like it's actually happening now and the tamiiies— actually happening now and the families are starting to imagine those _ families are starting to imagine those very concrete details. there's a lovely _ those very concrete details. there's a lovely quote from richard in one of the _ a lovely quote from richard in one of the papers about how nazanin zaghari ratcliffe is going to begin the first— zaghari ratcliffe is going to begin the first day reunited with her family— the first day reunited with her familyjust learning how to be happy again _ familyjust learning how to be happy again is_ familyjust learning how to be happy again. is going to be baby steps, he
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says _ again. is going to be baby steps, he says she's— again. is going to be baby steps, he says. she's been sad and depressed a lot of— says. she's been sad and depressed a lot of the _ says. she's been sad and depressed a lot of the time and learning to be happy— lot of the time and learning to be happy again is probably actually where _ happy again is probably actually where we start as a family. it's like the — where we start as a family. it's like the first days now on the road to recovery — like the first days now on the road to recovery for these families, which — to recovery for these families, which is — to recovery for these families, which isjust fantastic. to recovery for these families, which is just fantastic. which is 'ust fantastic. absolutely. we which is just fantastic. absolutely. we have in — which is just fantastic. absolutely. we have in the _ which is just fantastic. absolutely. we have in the express _ which is just fantastic. absolutely. we have in the express a - which is just fantastic. absolutely. we have in the express a timeline| which isjust fantastic. absolutely. l we have in the express a timeline of this whole saga. it's a busy timeline. there are long stretches where there is nothing, from april the 3rd 2016 to march the 16th 2022. yesterday, rather today, the 3rd 2016 to march the 16th 2022. yesterday, rathertoday, it's kind of a series of incidents, a series of a series of incidents, a series of setbacks, humiliations. 0f of a series of incidents, a series of setbacks, humiliations. of course not least a series of missteps by arguably politicians as well most famously the remark made in november 2017 during a parliamentary committee by the then forest secretary boris johnson committee by the then forest secretary borisjohnson that committee by the then forest secretary boris johnson that she committee by the then forest secretary borisjohnson that she had been working in tehran training
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journalists was up which of course gave them, is if they needed an excuse for the excuse to say, this woman was some kind of british agent. woman was some kind of british arent. , ., , , agent. yes. the timeline does set out uuite agent. yes. the timeline does set out quite clearly _ agent. yes. the timeline does set out quite clearly six _ agent. yes. the timeline does set out quite clearly six years - agent. yes. the timeline does set out quite clearly six years of- out quite clearly six years of what's — out quite clearly six years of what's been a roller coaster for the familv _ what's been a roller coaster for the family. starting in april 2016 when nazanin _ family. starting in april 2016 when nazanin zaghari ratcliffe was first to same _ nazanin zaghari ratcliffe was first to same at the airport, should been on a family— to same at the airport, should been on a family holiday with gabriella who is— on a family holiday with gabriella who is been only a toddler, she been visiting _ who is been only a toddler, she been visiting her— who is been only a toddler, she been visiting her parents in tehran, she is a dual national, she was about to fly home _ is a dual national, she was about to fly home to — is a dual national, she was about to fly home to her husband and she was detained. there is a visual of their moment— detained. there is a visual of their moment where she was arrested and the shock— moment where she was arrested and the shock and the surprise on their face are _ the shock and the surprise on their face are so— the shock and the surprise on their face are so clearly evident. there will look — face are so clearly evident. there will look back were these charges against _ will look back were these charges against her which is always denied and then— against her which is always denied and then more charges laid later on that boris—
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and then more charges laid later on that borisjohnson and then more charges laid later on that boris johnson comments, and then more charges laid later on that borisjohnson comments, nazanin zaghari ratcliffe held a hunger strike, — zaghari ratcliffe held a hunger strike, richard held to hunger strike — strike, richard held to hunger strike at— strike, richard held to hunger strike. at one point it looked as though— strike. at one point it looked as though she was can be released. she was released into the care of her parents — was released into the care of her parents but she had to wear an electronic tie. it'sjust been one thing _ electronic tie. it'sjust been one thing after— electronic tie. it'sjust been one thing after another. all the time she was— thing after another. all the time she was being held as we now know and as— she was being held as we now know and as richard radcliffe forced into the open _ and as richard radcliffe forced into the open she was being held because britain _ the open she was being held because britain old _ the open she was being held because britain old iran a £400 million debt for a tax _ britain old iran a £400 million debt for a tax that had been promised in the 1970s— for a tax that had been promised in the 1970s that were never delivered because _ the 1970s that were never delivered because there was a regime change. finally, _ because there was a regime change. finally, that date has been paid. as a result— finally, that date has been paid. as a result nazanin zaghari ratcliffe is now _ a result nazanin zaghari ratcliffe is now on — a result nazanin zaghari ratcliffe is now on a plane coming home. richard — is now on a plane coming home. richard radcliffe has really brought out into— richard radcliffe has really brought out into the open this issue of innocent — out into the open this issue of innocent people being taken hostage by countries like iran and held as hargaining — by countries like iran and held as bargaining chips with governments
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for things that they want like the repayment of debt. this was something that the foreign office didn't— something that the foreign office didn't think was a good idea to make public _ didn't think was a good idea to make public but— didn't think was a good idea to make public. but richard radcliffe disagreed with that, he made a public— disagreed with that, he made a public and as a result i think, other— public and as a result i think, other families who are being held in these _ other families who are being held in these quite secret conditions have really benefited. hopefully it will bring _ really benefited. hopefully it will bring an — really benefited. hopefully it will bring an end to this kind of hostagetaking, ordinary, innocent people _ hostagetaking, ordinary, innocent people being held as bargaining chips _ people being held as bargaining chips in — people being held as bargaining chips in governmental negotiations. we should _ chips in governmental negotiations. we should also not lose sight, in fact already mentioned, anoosheh ashoori, he appears on page three of the express tomorrow morning. a photograph of him and also a little write up. inevitably overshadowed by the nazanin zaghari ratcliffe family story because that has been so prominent in the media for so long. but he is somebody else whose family had very good cause to be celebrating tonight. absolutely. i
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was on that _ celebrating tonight. absolutely. i was on that case _ celebrating tonight. absolutely. i was on that case and _ celebrating tonight. absolutely. i was on that case and i'm - celebrating tonight. absolutely. i was on that case and i'm sure - celebrating tonight. absolutely. i l was on that case and i'm sure most people it hasn't received the same prominence but was identical circumstances, almost identical relief and satisfaction and happiness when that family is reunited as well. there's a third name in the story tonight that we also should forget and unfortunately this person is not coming home, he's been released from prison apparently in iran but is not been allowed out of the country. obviously there's deep unhappiness there that something has gone wrong, we don't know the full story with a third person is. is nothing been let out of the country. that is a us, uk and iranian citizen there. we have the american angle that we talked about earlier where there was clearly an attempt to have a wider negotiation
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to agree the repayment of the debt but also to try to agree to the release of more prisoners. the plane car in: release of more prisoners. the plane carrying anoosheh — release of more prisoners. the plane carrying anoosheh ashoori _ release of more prisoners. the plane carrying anoosheh ashoori and - carrying anoosheh ashoori and nazanin zaghari ratcliffe is left a mom. had a bit of r&r. it's now about, i think that's it flying over germany, a very large country it's an hour and 26 minutes away according to that aircraft tracker, flight tracker 24 which is something anyone can access at home. you can see the flight number, departure heading to brighton which is of course the airfield used traditionally just outside course the airfield used traditionallyjust outside of london for diplomatic flights in highly sensitive political flights. for diplomatic flights in highly sensitive politicalflights. i don't know if were going to get to see either nazanin zaghari ratcliffe or anoosheh ashoori coming down the steps. i hope there will be that
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opportunity but they'd be understandable if they don't want to do that given how tired they must be. even if they manage a bit of rest on the plane. the important thing i guess will be getting to the vip lounge for them to be able to be reunited with their relatives. that i will a spot will be a private moment. we will see. we will have coverage of that on the bbc news channel with my colleague louis who is here. should bejust a one o'clock, it newsday will be on air but i know luis will come in the air of the night. if you fancy stay up and we hope you'll stay up then you can catch that flight landing live at bryce norton. should we give the last word to matt, the telegraph cartoon is who always seems to have just the right words and images on a big newsday? yes just the right words and images on a big newsday?— big newsday? yes alongside those ”oreous big newsday? yes alongside those gorgeous photos — big newsday? yes alongside those gorgeous photos in _ big newsday? yes alongside those gorgeous photos in her _ big newsday? yes alongside those gorgeous photos in her yellow - big newsday? yes alongside those l gorgeous photos in her yellow dress boarding _ gorgeous photos in her yellow dress boarding a _ gorgeous photos in her yellow dress boarding a plane and gabriella
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richards— boarding a plane and gabriella richards arm, everybody big smiles on their— richards arm, everybody big smiles on their face, matt has a cartoon which _ on their face, matt has a cartoon which says. _ on their face, matt has a cartoon which says, shows somebody watching the television it says viewers are warned — the television it says viewers are warned not to get used to good news, normal service will be resumed shortlv — normal service will be resumed shortly. which allows looking at some _ shortly. which allows looking at some of— shortly. which allows looking at some of the other stories that are 'ust some of the other stories that are just creeping onto the front pages about— just creeping onto the front pages about ukraine is... just creeping onto the front pages about ukraine is. . ._ about ukraine is... sadly only to true. do about ukraine is... sadly only to true- do you _ about ukraine is... sadly only to true. do you want _ about ukraine is... sadly only to true. do you want to _ about ukraine is... sadly only to true. do you want to take - about ukraine is... sadly only to true. do you want to take us - about ukraine is... sadly only to true. do you want to take us to l about ukraine is... sadly only to i true. do you want to take us to the eye out of your stable, rational bombs theatre being used to shelter, as ever with the bullet points, very quickly and a photograph which gives you an idea of quite how devastating this is. it looks like it's button, basically. this is. it looks like it's button, basicall . ., ., , basically. the danger of course caettin basically. the danger of course getting the _ basically. the danger of course getting the immune _ basically. the danger of course getting the immune to - basically. the danger of course getting the immune to the - basically. the danger of course - getting the immune to the individual horrors in the ukraine. this might be the worst yet. i'm sure it will
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peak everybody�*s interest in horror. apparently 200 people were in this theatre in mariupol when it was hit. we don't know what the death toll is but it's likely to be very high. there is detailing one of the papers where a course russia is denying responsibility and of course russia is lying as we know it does. and we read the word children have been written very visibly outside this theatre front and back in russian. it would been visitor bold —— visible. very likely this theatre has been deliberately targeted. it's in the city of mariett two mariupol which is been the worst hit by the invasion and talk of mediaeval conditions there are people fighting in the streets for food, bodies lying in the street, maybe 1500, 2000 people have been killed and on top of all of that we now this
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bombing of the theater. it top of all of that we now this bombing of the theater. it could be difficult, there _ bombing of the theater. it could be difficult, there is _ bombing of the theater. it could be difficult, there is a _ bombing of the theater. it could be difficult, there is a reference - bombing of the theater. it could be difficult, there is a reference on i difficult, there is a reference on the front, progress reports on peace talks but putin ratcheted up rhetoric. suggesting perhaps there's some doubt about hooking the russians really are for a deal at this stage. nonetheless, if there is a deal, it's good to be quite hard for people in the city like mariupol who have lived through the worst of this presumably to swallow after they have been through this kind of appalling suffering for them to be told, look we can give russia what they've vascular all along. might feel like they paid a terribly heavy price for something that already been proposed before the war. i been proposed before the war. i think that's right. i think that's one of the reason why unfortunately we have to be sceptical in any negotiation settlement it being close to the top were told inside
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ukraine it would require them to not only be neutral but to agree limits only be neutral but to agree limits on foreign military bases in the country to agree limits on the size of their armed force, basically to trust russia not to do what it is currently doing. 0f trust russia not to do what it is currently doing. of course they also look back in 1990 for when nuclear weapons in return for security guarantees from russia was proved to be worthless. 0f guarantees from russia was proved to be worthless. of course they are bound to think the same thing again, aren't they? how on earth can they possibly take on trust? this appalling fascist regime in moscow. what you make of it? i think it's good _ what you make of it? i think it's good that— what you make of it? i think it's good that there are peace talks going _ good that there are peace talks going on. — good that there are peace talks going on, apparently brokered by israel. _ going on, apparently brokered by israel, that's a good sign. but the ukrainians— israel, that's a good sign. but the ukrainians seem very sceptical about russia's_ ukrainians seem very sceptical about russia's commitment to these talks. ithink—
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russia's commitment to these talks. i think that _ russia's commitment to these talks. i think that the rhetoric is also been — i think that the rhetoric is also been ramped up this evening withjoe biden— been ramped up this evening withjoe biden calling putin a war criminal. and to _ biden calling putin a war criminal. and to which putin has reacted extremely angrily. and biden has also approved a package of military aid for— also approved a package of military aid for ukraine including anti—aircraft weapons. it doesn't feel like — anti—aircraft weapons. it doesn't feel like peace talks don't feel very solid at the moment. gn feel like peace talks don't feel very solid at the moment. on that aircraft then. _ very solid at the moment. on that aircraft then, it's _ very solid at the moment. on that aircraft then, it's quite _ aircraft then, it's quite interesting that anti—aircraft weapons which is presumably a kind of a nod to the fact that ukrainians want a no—fly zone, the americans determined that won't happen, the polls were suggesting their aircraft could be transferred to the states and then to ukraine, americans will do that because they think it will be interpreted as a act of war by russia. this feels like an attempt to pacify some of those objections elsewhere rather than actually
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anything that's going to advance what the ukrainians want at least. well, it's, who knows, who knows really? _ well, it's, who knows, who knows really? it's— well, it's, who knows, who knows really? it's all speculation. everything just seems so uncertain at the _ everything just seems so uncertain at the moment. there are these peace talks going _ at the moment. there are these peace talks going on, which the ft refers to, carry— talks going on, which the ft refers to, carry on — talks going on, which the ft refers to, carry on. ukraine and russia are supposed to— to, carry on. ukraine and russia are supposed to have made a 15 point plan~ _ supposed to have made a 15 point plan. ukraine would give up its ambitions _ plan. ukraine would give up its ambitions tojoin nato, it plan. ukraine would give up its ambitions to join nato, it would plan. ukraine would give up its ambitions tojoin nato, it would be ambitions tojoin nato, it would be a neutral— ambitions tojoin nato, it would be a neutral country, the seems status is sweden — a neutral country, the seems status is sweden. it wouldn't have military bases in _ is sweden. it wouldn't have military bases in its — is sweden. it wouldn't have military bases in its territory. whether that
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plan is _ bases in its territory. whether that plan is something russia really is committed to or whether russia is simply— committed to or whether russia is simply buying time in order to regroup— simply buying time in order to regroup and relaunch its offensive, who knows? only time will tell. rob, our last who knows? only time will tell. rob, your last thoughts _ who knows? only time will tell. rob, your last thoughts on _ who knows? only time will tell. ira your last thoughts on this on talks of peace. your last thoughts on this on talks of eace. ,, ,,.,, your last thoughts on this on talks of eace. ,, , ., , of peace. suppose it is the only bit of peace. suppose it is the only bit of optimism _ of peace. suppose it is the only bit of optimism that _ of peace. suppose it is the only bit of optimism that we _ of peace. suppose it is the only bit of optimism that we can _ of peace. suppose it is the only bit of optimism that we can have, - of peace. suppose it is the only bit of optimism that we can have, the | of optimism that we can have, the only way that there can be a solution to this crisis, these appalling men who presumably what everybody really wants is get close enough to putin to put a bullet in his head. it is only people in their word seems impossible, he seems to have an eye a grip on power in moscow. therefore he's not could be removed in the short—term. presumably he's not going to back down other than a situation where he can claim sufficient success and perhaps if he can turn around and say that ukraine is going to be
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neutral and that it will not have foreign arms on its territory that maybe there is enough of a face—saving piece of paper there for him to grasp onto. i guess that's all we can grasp onto. fair point. hopefully we _ all we can grasp onto. fair point. hopefully we will _ all we can grasp onto. fair point. hopefully we will know _ more in the coming days. thank you both very much. thank you for being with us on a slightly more cheerful papers then we've enjoyed in the past. lewis pauljones will be here throughout the night to keep you company. nazanin zaghari ratcliffe playing at anoosheh ashoori plane lands in bryce norton. just after one o'clock, sports coming up next. the weather and then we returned to our colleagues at newsday. hello. despite all their off field
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problems chelsea truth of the quarterfinals after the 12—1 at lille. four has a one on aggregate. equalising just before the break and fall back stays on first book goal with 20 minutes remaining to secure the tie. confirm they are leading a group of investors that you make a bid for chelsea by friday's deadline. says he is also joining chelsea by friday's deadline. says he is alsojoining a consortium by x liverpool chairman to buy the club. former blues manager says he's working with british businessmen on a bit as well. roman abramovich is attempt to sell the club has been halted after he was sanctioned by the uk government. a huge shock in the uk government. a huge shock in the champions league tonight. diller riel thrashing in the event is interbrand but they are placed in ross forgot tour is putting feet tied to bed with fibres left on the
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rating europa league champion stun the home side. jurors go coming between two goals at the night giving villareal a4— a 4— tonight. liverpool kept up the pressure on premier league leaders manchester city with a with win 2—0 at arsenal. they had to wait until the second half to break through the gunners defence when diogojota scored. soon after roberto firmino made it 2—0. liverpool are a point behind city who they play next month. we really want to enjoy the situation we are in by playing football. now we played nottingham at the weekend and then the boys go all of the world, play for some of them really important games. hopefully they come back healthy and yeah, we have 1230 kick—off against watford and a five first thing in the league. it's tough but i said, if we keep the right mindset for that yet, we are not bad. hotspur
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have reunited their top four hose pipe being brightened for mac — l. kane and the premier league and that's a new record.— that's a new record. spurs up to 73 oints off that's a new record. spurs up to 73 points off the _ that's a new record. spurs up to 73 points off the top _ that's a new record. spurs up to 73 points off the top four. _ that's a new record. spurs up to 73 points off the top four. it's - that's a new record. spurs up to 73 points off the top four. it's a - that's a new record. spurs up to 73 points off the top four. it's a six i points off the top four. it's a six premierfor the points off the top four. it's a six premier for the seagulls. chelsea caught doing cut arsenals league with a comfortable 3—0 over everton. kerr on the scoresheet with her 12 in the ws of the season for the results for you fourth—place manchester city and west ham drew one alt with manchester united. west ham skirt zoomer and his brother have both been charged by the rs bza under the animal welfare act follows a video film byjohann which showed kurt kicking and slapping his pet cat. after the video or merge the isp ca removed two cats from his home and began liaising with police about the incident. we showing a statement or was a follow up phone thorough investigation we started the process of bringing a prosecution against kurt zuma and johan under animal welfare act.
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england made hay in the barbados sunshine on the first day of the second test against the west indies. and that's largely thanks to england captainjoe root and dan lawrence, the former with an unbeaten 119. lawrence was heading for a century of his own but was out for 91 in the last over of the session, the tourists will begin the second day 244 for 3. the first test ended in a draw. good news also for england at the women's world cup in new zealand — they are still in it after beating india by four wickets in mount maunganui. after three straight defeats — it's their first win of the tournament — and means they're still able to qualify for the semi finals. 0ur senior sports news reporter laura scott was watching. their backs against the wall, what else could england do but come out swinging? in the field they looked transformed for the house after precision? delivering under pressure charlie dean spun her way to four
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wickets in her second world cup match. india scheduled forjust 134. match. india scheduled forjust134. england's jays got off to a nervy start losing too early wickets. sometimes you just need a bit of luck. sell and the bales. she went on to score 45, captain had a night adding 53 helping england secure victory with 18 overs to spare. really pleasing to get a win on the ball. pretty good for forming and hopefully this is obviously the start of some wins, it's one of four that we know we need to win. england relieved by realistic _ that we know we need to win. england relieved by realistic knowing _ that we know we need to win. england relieved by realistic knowing they - relieved by realistic knowing they are on the board, not out of the woods. national hunt legend tiger roll was denied a fairytale farewell at cheltenham festival today when he was pipped to the post by stablemate delta work in an extraordinary cross country chase. the two—time grand national winner looked set for a record—equalling sixth festival triumph but went down by three quarters of a length. some spectators booed
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jockey jack kennedy as he returned on the winner. tiger roll almost added a fourth cross country win to victories at cheltenham in the triumph hurdle and national hunt chase. in the big race of the day energumean won a dramatic queen mother champion chase after favourite shishkin was pulled up. the 5—2 shot, ridden by paul townend for owner tony bloom — chairman of brighton and hove albion — handed trainer willie mullins a first win in the race. england lock charlie ewels has been banned for three games after being sent off in the six nations defeat against ireland on saturday. ewels was shown a red card after just 82 seconds following a clash of heads in an attempted tackle with james ryan. it was the earliest dismissal in the championship's history. mark cavendish has become the first british rider to win the world's oldest one—day bike race. the milano—torino race has been going since 1876 and cavendish has continued his good early—season form, outsprinting his rivals in turin, to celebrate his 159th career victory, and his third this year.
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and that's all the sport for now. hello there. there's going to be a different look to the weather on thursday and a change of fortune for much of the country as well. with the rain having cleared away, we had the sunnier skies across more western parts of scotland. there was almost an inch of rain in wiltshire and, for a while, we actually had some quite heavy rain here in lincolnshire as well. with that wetter weather clearing away out into the north sea and these showers yet to arrive from the northwest, we're going to have some clearer skies developing. so, by the time we get to early thursday morning, it could be quite cold and frosty in a few places. temperatures will be close to freezing, maybe down to —4 or so in the northeast of scotland. we'll find those showers coming in from the northwest across scotland and northern ireland — notjust one band of showers, but two, and they could be quite heavy as well.
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some sunshine in between. those showers tending to die out as they move over the irish sea, one or two in the afternoon for northern parts of england and wales. but for much of england and wales, it will be dry with more the way of sunshine this time and lighter winds towards the southeast — temperatures here making 14, perhaps even 15 degrees. we do have some weakening weather fronts moving down from the northwest, bringing those bands of showers, but high pressure is going to be building by the end of the week, so it looks like it'll be dry on friday. could have some moisture left over from the earlier showers, giving this patchy mist and fog across parts of wales and the midlands. that will tend to lift, and we'll see a good deal of sunshine, i think, on friday, the breeze starting to pick up in some areas later in the day, but those temperatures are tending to climb as well. 13 degrees in the central belt of scotland, 15 or 16 perhaps in the east midlands and towards the fens. the weekend remains quiet and dry as well. a lot of sunshine around this weekend, but we're likely to have some stronger winds, too. after a chilly—ish start, i think, on saturday,
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it looks like a fine spring day — lots of sunshine around, dry day, but a noticeably stronger east or southeasterly wind, which means the highest temperatures are likely to be along the coast of northwest england and around the murray firth — 16 or 17 celsius with. high pressure in charge this weekend. the centre of the high is drifting to the east of the uk, allowing these stronger winds to arrive and maybe threatening one or two showers in the evening on sunday in the far southeast of england. otherwise, sunday is a dry day. temperatures a little bit lower. we may see a bit more cloud on monday and perhaps one or two showers.
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welcome to newsday. reporting live from singapore, i'm mariko 0i. 0ur headlines this hour... nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe is due to be reunited with herfamily in britain after finally being freed by iran, where she's been held for nearly six years. her husband, who led the campaign for her release, called it "the beginning of a new life". we'll look back in years to come and be a normalfamily, and this will be a chapter in our lives, but there are many more chapters to come. also in the programme... ukrainian officials say a theatre in mariupol that was being used as shelter for civilians has been destroyed. russia denies attacking it. president biden brands vladimir putin a war criminal, as the us pledges a further $800 million of military

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