24 May
2016
14:48

MP denies improper expenses claim

news.bbc.co.uk - The shadow minister for Women and Equalities, the Labour MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, denies claims she filed improper election expenses. More... (England)
24 May
2016
14:47

Ireland's Taylor clinches Rio place

news.bbc.co.uk - Katie Taylor will defend her lightweight title in Rio after securing an Olympic Games berth at the World Championships. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
14:41

José Mourinho dividing opinion among Manchester United’s global fanbase | Paul MacInnes

www.guardian.co.uk - There are the fans who go to the games, and then there are fans who have never been to England let alone Old Trafford. Don’t expect all of them to agreeSome people are worrying that José Mourinho might mean the end of the Manchester United way. They’re fretting that fast-paced attacking football and the development of local talent might be a thing of the past. They’re looking at the way an (admittedly unloved) manager was effectively sacked behind his back and are concerned about what that says about the club. These people are Manchester United fans and their opinions don’t really matter. Related: Eric Cantona: ‘I love José Mourinho but he is not Manchester United’ Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
14:40

Pink Panther star Burt Kwouk dies

news.bbc.co.uk - Burt Kwouk, who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau's manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films, dies aged 85. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
14:37

When a hoax call disrupts exams

news.bbc.co.uk - What do schools do when a hoax call disrupts exams? More... (UK)
24 May
2016
14:31

Millionaire 'shot at' swimwear model ex

news.bbc.co.uk - A swimwear model accused of killing a British millionaire has told a Spanish court that he "shot at" her during a violent struggle. More... (England)
24 May
2016
14:30

World schools advice panel for Holyrood

news.bbc.co.uk - The Scottish government sets up a panel of international education advisors at the first cabinet meeting of the new Holyrood term. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
14:30

What happens when you're deported to Britain?

news.bbc.co.uk - What happens to people who are deported to the UK? More... (UK)
24 May
2016
14:30

Barton joins Rangers on two-year deal

news.bbc.co.uk - Joey Barton joins Rangers on a two-year deal, turning down the offer of a new contract with promoted Burnley. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
14:27

Geological garden wins Chelsea top prize

news.bbc.co.uk - A garden inspired by the magnitude of geological events that have shaped the earth wins the top prize at the Chelsea Flower Show. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
14:26

Sundowns learn Champions League opponents

news.bbc.co.uk - Mamelodi Sundowns are drawn in Champions League Group B, only hours after they were reinstated into the competition at the last-eight stage. More... (Africa)
24 May
2016
14:23

Blair gives insight into Iraq response

news.bbc.co.uk - Blair hints at Chilcot response More... (Olympics)
24 May
2016
14:17

VIDEO: Teen in court over Derry murder

news.bbc.co.uk - A 16-year-old boy appears in court charged with the murder of 24-year-old father of one Gerard Quinn in Londonderry at the weekend. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
14:16

Welsh language standards challenge

news.bbc.co.uk - Over half of public bodies affected by new Welsh language standards have launched challenges against them, a BBC Wales investigation finds. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
14:13

UKIP AM's sexist language unacceptable

news.bbc.co.uk - UKIP AM Neil Hamilton is told off by Presiding Officer Elin Jones for his sexist language towards two women AMs. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
14:12

VIDEO: Hamilton rebuked for 'sexual innuendo'

news.bbc.co.uk - UKIP group leader Neil Hamilton is rebuked for using "sexist language" and "sexual innuendo" in the Senedd. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
14:10

Hard labour for smooth skin

news.bbc.co.uk - Hard labour to make shea butter for beauty products More... (Africa)
24 May
2016
14:07

French Open 2016: Andy Murray beats Radek Stepanek in five sets - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Live updates from the third day of play at Roland GarrosAndy Murray fights back to beat Stepanek in five sets at French OpenAustralian Open champion Kerber loses to Kiki Bertens in ParisEmail nick.miller@theguardian.com or tweet @NickMiller79 2.07pm BST In the women’s draw, Francesca Schiavone, the Italian who won so memorably and emotionally at Roland Garros in 2010, has gone out in straight sets to the Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 6-4. And that’s not the only good news for the home crowd, because Alizé Cornet - winner of the junior title in 2007 and darling of the Bois de Boulogne ever since she graced the front cover of L’Equipe as a teenager- is also through. Cornet hammered the Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0. But there was no such luck for former world No1 Jelena Jankovic, who crashed out in three sets to Germany’s Tatjana Maria, who won 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. 1.59pm BST Kevin Mitchell, our man at Roland Garros, has filed his report on the Andy Murray match. Assuming your nerves have settled down sufficiently, you can read it by hitting the link below. Related: Andy Murray fights back to beat Stepanek in five sets at French Open 1.57pm BST Next up on Chatrier is top seed Novak Djokovic, who takes on the 95th-ranked Lu Yen-hsun of Taiwan. Before that gets underway, though, let’s have a quick catch-up on what’s been happening else. One thing that’s most certainly been happening is Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard may have nine Roland Garros titles to his name, but he isn’t always comfortable against big servers on the red stuff - his 2009 defeat to Robin Soderling is one of only two blemishes on his French Open CV - and they don’t come much bigger than Sam Groth. So did he struggle? Did he heck. Nadal absolutely steamrollered the big Aussie, winning 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 in a victory that included an outrageous between-the-legs passing shot that must have left Groth wishing he’d stayed in bed. All in all, not a bad way for Nadal to begin his pursuit of a record 10th title in Paris. 1.49pm BST Afternoon! Les Roopanarine here. His pulse still racing after that nail-biting win for Andy Murray, Nick is slinking off to take a well-earned break. 1.42pm BST Here’s the story on Kiki Bertens upsetting third seed Angelique Kerber in the women’s draw. Related: Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber loses to Kiki Bertens in Paris 1.41pm BST The sport picture of the day for you here... Related: Sport picture of the day: Angelique Kerber on the run at French Open 1.40pm BST Well, that was quite a match. Stepanek was brilliant for about 90% of it, but Murray basically hung in there and got the win after a couple of careless late games from his opponent. Looks like that will be the 37-year-old’s last French Open, and he waves to the crowd as Murray applauds him off. Murray admits he wasn’t in particularly good rhythm, but that was largely Stepanek’s doing. He’s through to the second round, where he’ll play French wildcard Mathias Bourgue. 1.37pm BST A bunch of people choose this moment to casually wander in, holding up the game to the understandable non-amusement of everyone else present. Stepanek commits another error first up, then plays a backhand slice that clips the very edge of the edge of the line. Stepanek goes for a tired-looking backhand into the net, for some reason asks to inspect the ball but that won’t change that this is match point - Murray goes for a big serve but nets, then goes long with the second! Ooof. Stepanek goes wide with a backhand return setting up another match point...which he converts as Stepanek sticks a volley into the net! 1.29pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 5-6 Murray (*denotes server) Hello. Stepanek pulls a face, and rightly so after two fairly rancid errors give Murray a 30-0 lead. A superb inside-out backhand finds the corner of the court and gets him out of a little trouble, but then a double-fault hands Murray a couple of break points. Stepanek saves the first thanks to a brilliantly-placed wide serve, but not the second as he again carelessly nets. Murray didn’t quite so much win that game as Stepanek lost it, but the Scot will now serve for the match. 1.25pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 5-5 Murray* (*denotes server) You do always hold your breath a little when Murray tries a drop-shot, but that one comes off as Stepanek rather shrewdly decides to conserve his energy by not chasing that one down. A mother of a second serve, skidding past Stepanek’s forehand, nudges Murray ahead, before he spoils things by putting a forehand into the tramlines. Stepanek nets, leading to a primal scream from Murray - that’s 30 unforced errors for Stepanek against Murray’s nine. But Stepanek has played a few belters to level that out too, as he does with a delightful backhand volley which leaves Murray standing. Stepanek loops a lob long, giving Murray the chance to save the game...which he does with another of those monster aces down the middle. 1.17pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 5-4 Murray (*denotes server) Murray is an extraordinary athlete. He very literally falls on his arse near the net on the left, but manages to get up and chase down a shot near the baseline on the right - alas, he then rather carelessly sticks a simple forehand into the net. Stepanek then sends down an ace to confirm the hold, and Murray now has to serve to stay in the match. 1.14pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 4-4 Murray* (*denotes server) Tim Roth is in the crowd. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the two extremes of his career. 1.09pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 4-3 Murray (*denotes server) After a simple hold for Murray, it looks like it’s going to be a simple hold for Stepanek, but a couple of careless shots allow Murray back into it. Murray saves a game point with a brilliant cross-court backhand, then Stepanek puts an overhead away before staring straight at Murray and pumping his fist. Another brilliant game, which Stepanek eventually holds, sending Murray to all corners of the court. 1.02pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 3-3 Murray* (*denotes server) After a couple of minor epics, Murray puts away a straightforward hold to love, featuring a couple of rather average shots from Stepanek. 12.58pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 3-2 Murray (*denotes server) A careless error gives Murray the lead in the game, but he doesn’t make the most of it by attempting a frankly rather ambitious and slightly needless lob when a pass down the line was on, with Stepanek at the net. Stepanek saves a break point with a brilliant serve-volley combo, then an extraordinary point that involved Murray nearly slipping over twice, doing a full 360 turnaround, a flick off a net tape that Stepanek just gets to but can only loft high in the air, which Murray puts away, apologising in the most half-hearted manner possible. Then Stepanek holds a lengthy game after Murray nets an attempted backhand pass down the line. We could be here for a while. 12.50pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 2-2 Murray* (*denotes server) This is quite the encounter. Murray, one of the most relentless players of his generation, against a 37-year-old who possibly knows this is his last chance. They’re pulling each other all over the court, seemingly unchaseable drop-shots chased and returned by both players. Lovely stuff. It’s a hard-fought game, but Murray just about saves, as Stepanek tries to roar the crowd onto his side again. Meanwhile, Alan Evans has been crunching some numbers: “If Murray beats Stepanek, it will be his ninth victory from two sets down, which will move him either level with or ahead of Federer, depending on whether you credit Federer with one victory that came through his opponent retiring. 12.44pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 2-1 Murray (*denotes server) More superb reactions from Murray, after failing to put away a smash, then Stepanek tries to pass him at the net but he steps across and deflects the volley home. But Stepanek comes back with a ripper of his own, again after Murray doesn’t convert an overhead, whipping a cross-court backhand past Murray at the net. Stepanek holds as Murray nets a relatively straightforward forehand, but this is a cracking set so far. 12.40pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 1-1 Murray* (*denotes server) A woof of a return from Stepanek, running into a backhand as if he’s trying to break down a recalcitrant door with his shoulder, destroying the ball down the line for an emphatic winner. Nevertheless, an increasingly fired-up Murray holds with a couple of cracking forehands, closing out with an ace down the middle. Meanwhile, someone is keeping the Scottish end up...@andy_murray @NickMiller79 @TunnockOfficial The teacakes are in the stadium Go Andy!#tunnockteacaketurnaround pic.twitter.com/RbtaS3DgSA 12.35pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 1-0 Murray (*denotes server) Stepanek goes 40-0 up, but Murray plays a terrific shot dashing into the net from a drop-shot that Stepanek seems to admire, the Scot flipping the ball cross court. He then sets up break point after reacting brilliantly to a shot that hit the net tape, then showing superb reflexes at the net. There’s then a back and forth as the players exchange deuces and advantages, before Stepanek just about holds on, largely thanks to a brilliant drop-shot after which he tries to whip up the crowd. He even gets a few cheers for that. Roland Garros is changing. 12.25pm BST Fourth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6 Murray* (*denotes server) Phenomenal volley from Murray, who runs into the net then has to rapidly adjust his feet as Stepanek puts a good drive at his toes, but he not only manages to dig it out but plays a delicious shot just over the net, spinning about a yard over the net and gives Stepanek no chance. Murray then sets up two set points...and takes the second as Stepanek is fooled by a kicked second serve, misjudging the bounce before lunging a backhand into the net. 12.21pm BST Fourth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-5 Murray (*denotes server) Sun’s out in Paris, and Stepanek celebrates the clement conditions by holding, despite going set point down to Murray. Both players seem ever so slightly tentative, just feeling each other out as the game gets back into the swing of things, but Murray will now serve for the set. 12.15pm BST Fourth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 2-5 Murray* (*denotes server) Ropey first couple of points for Murray, including a careless forehand into the net after seemingly being distracted by a noise in the crowd. Stepanek then sets up a break point, which he squanders by slicing a double-handed backhand carelessly wide, and Murray eventually holds with a big ace down the middle. Not flawless, but a hold nonetheless. 12.08pm BST The warm-ups are nearly done - Murray and Stepanek is imminent. 12.07pm BST Over on 14, Britain’s Bedene is 3-1 up with a break in the fourth set, leading 2-1. 12.03pm BST Rafa Nadal is also about to start on Suzanne Lenglen, as Murray and Stepanek are out on court to resume their game. 11.55am BST Just a reminder - next on Phillipe Chatrier is one Andy Murray, resuming at 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 4-2 against Radek Stepanek. We’ll be going game-by-game for that one, coming up shortly. 11.54am BST Here’s that brilliant shot from Kerber, although in the end of course it meant little...Sensational shot* from Angelique Kerber at match point!(*she still lost) https://t.co/XKkeKxYp9A 11.53am BST Meanwhile in the men’s draw, both Berdych and Tomic have won their matches, beating Pospisil 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 and Baker 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 respectively. 11.52am BST Wonderfully disguised drop-shot from Bertens starts things off, then Kerber goes long with a drive down the line. Another unforced error goes long, setting up two match points for Bertens...one of which is saved by the shot of the match, a running forehand that Kerber did well to reach, never mind whip it over the net for a winner, and the second goes as Bertens sticks a fairly straightforward forehand into the tramlines. Bit of tension starting to appear in Bertens now - she hoys a double-handed backhand wide, then is lucky Kerber doesn’t covert a break point with a missed drop-shot. But here’s another match point, as Kerber nets a forehand...and that’s it! Kerber nets a backhand drop-shot and the third seed is out! Well stone the crows... 11.45am BST Kerber holds, in vaguely wobbly fashion, and now Bertens is serving for the match. 11.43am BST It’s 5-2 in the third now to Bertens - Kerber is serving to stay in the match. 11.42am BST On court four, the comeback is well and truly on - Jankovic has broken in the second set, and leads 5-2, still 1-0 down. Also the 2010 champion is out, as Francesca Schiavone falls 6-2, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic. Meanwhile, Murray (on after Kerber v Bertens) isn’t the only Brit in action today - Aljaz Bedene has just gone 5-3 up in the third set against Gerald Melzer (brother of Jurgen), with the score 1-1 from the first two. 11.37am BST Kerber does seem to be heaving a little at some of her forehands, and goes 4-1 down in the final set after an absolutely horrendous stuff up in which she misses a completely open court, then is put away in a long rally by Bertens. The Dutch underdog only has to hold her nerve now. 11.30am BST Kerber is back out, to a smattering of applause. Berdych has taken the second set and is well on his way in the third too, breaking Pospisil in the first game to lead 6-3, 6-2, 1-0. 11.27am BST Kerber has called for the physio, who comes out with an absolutely colossal backpack to attend to the German. Looks like she could have a full massage table, plus all oils, in that thing. She’s getting some attention to her left shoulder, which might explain why she’s not been on her game. She hasn’t shown any visible signs of discomfort before, but obviously that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been feeling it. Kerber goes off the court for some further attention, and everyone now must hang around for a bit. Including Andy Murray, who rather curiously is prowling around in the tunnel, as if this match is just about to finish. Which of course it might be. 11.22am BST Simple hold for Bertens, who now leads 3-0 in the final set. Meanwhile Jankovic is fighting back a little - it’s 2-2 in the second set against Maria, while Tomic has taken the second set against plucky ol’ Baker. 11.18am BST Just as it looked like Kerber was settling down a bit, she’s broken in the second game of the third set - Bertens races 40-0 ahead, and despite Kerber clawing things back a little Bertens closes it out with a lovely drop-shot, passing combo. Kerber just looks frustrated out there now. 6-2, 3-6, 2-0. 11.12am BST The first completed game of the day - in the women’s draw, Timea Babos has beaten Samantha Crawford in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. 11.09am BST And that’s level. The German No.3 seed makes it 1-1 (6-2, 3-6), closing out the set after a brilliant rally which ends in Bertens netting. 11.06am BST Well that’s better from Kerber. She’s been gradually improving throughout the set, and breaks in the eighth game in order to set up the chance to serve for the set. 6-2, 3-5 currently. 11.03am BST Life isn’t getting any better for Jankovic - Maria has broken in the first game of the second set, currently leading 6-3, 1-0. It’s still on serve between Kerber and Bertens in the second, Bertens having won the first set 6-2. 10.55am BST On Court One Berdych has clinched the first set, while Bernard Tomic has bagged one against world No.662 Brian Baker of the USA! USA! USA! Some effort to even be at this stage, that. 10.45am BST Over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Mladenovic has taken the first set against Schiavone - winner here in 2010, of course - 6-2. 10.40am BST It’s even worse for Jankovic over on Court Four - she’s currently 5-0 down in the first to Maria. In the men’s draw, Berdych was well ahead but Pospisil has broken back - it’s now 4-3 with the latter serving. 10.38am BST Shock on the cards here. Bertens is most certainly no mug, but she makes short work of the third seed Kerber, closing out the set with an efficient service game to take it 6-2. Woof. 10.35am BST But that form disappears in the next game, as Bertens breaks to 30, closing out the game by prowling into the net and sticking away a treat of a drop volley. Double break, 5-2 in the first, and Kerber is in a big honking pile of trouble. 10.32am BST Kerber recovers some form to take the sixth game to the wire, but Bertens still holds on to maintain the two-game lead. 4-2 in the first. 10.28am BST Elsewhere the day has started in rather more routine fashion for the sees - women’s No.26 Kristina Mladenovic is 3-1 up with a break over Francesca Schiavone, while No.7 in the chaps draw Tomas Berdych is making short work of Vasek Pospisil, already 3-0 up in the first. Oh, having said that, Jelena Jankovic, 23 in the women’s draw, is 3-0 down to German 111 in the world Tatjana Maria. 10.22am BST Bertens holds without much drama, and Kerber is taking a while to get warmed up here. 3-1 in the first. 10.18am BST Ticklish start for the third seed in the women’s draw - Kiki Bertens has broken Angelique Kerber to love in the third game of the match. In double-quick time too, and it’s 2-1 to the Dutchwoman in the first. 10.12am BST Morning world. Andy Murray does not do things by halves, of course. Talk about his on-court temper has been around since the start of his career, so firstly it therefore seems rather unlikely he’s going to stop hooting and howling now, and secondly it sometimes seems as if he needs a fire lighting under his bottom to get going. Radek Stepanek did that yesterday by going 2-0 up, then taking his sweet time about things and irking an already on-his-way-to-being-irked Murray. The state of play there is 2-1 to the Czech, with Murray 4-2 up in the fourth set.But that won’t be underway for a short while yet. That game is on the Philippe Chatrier court after third seed Angelique Kerber faces Kiki Bertens, so presumably Murray will be up in a couple of hours (not before 11.30 BST), depending on how that one pans out. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
14:07

School pupils, 8, caught with cannabis

news.bbc.co.uk - Two eight-year-old school children in Northumberland are caught with cannabis in the playground. More... (England)
24 May
2016
14:03

Man's body found at house after fire

news.bbc.co.uk - An investigation is under way after a man's body is found following a fire at a house in Greenock, Inverclyde. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
14:00

Taxi firm must change 'offensive' signs

news.bbc.co.uk - A village taxi service whose initials spell out an expletive is ordered to remove the signs from its car. More... (England)
24 May
2016
13:58

EgyptAir explosion claims denied

news.bbc.co.uk - Egypt's forensics chief denies reports that an initial examination of the remains of victims of the EgyptAir crash points towards an explosion. More... (Middle East)
24 May
2016
13:53

Bomb threats made to seven schools

news.bbc.co.uk - Police are investigating bomb threats made to seven schools across Northern Ireland. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
13:52

VIDEO: Schools evacuated after bomb threats

news.bbc.co.uk - Malicious calls have been made to seven Northern Ireland schools, say police. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
13:52

Care home transfer plans agreed

news.bbc.co.uk - Council leaders in Denbighshire agree proposals to explore transferring some care homes services to external partners. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
13:49

Andy Murray fights back to beat Stepanek in five sets at French Open

www.guardian.co.uk - British No1 wins 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 Murray recovers from two sets down to move into second roundAndy Murray is still in this French Open, but he had to fight to the very last point to see off the determined and unexpectedly artful challenge of the Czech veteran Radek Stepanek when they resumed their unfinished match on Court Philippe Chatrier on Tuesday.The Scot won 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 and said courtside: “He had a serious back injury last year that kept him out for nine months. It’s unbelievable to be doing that at 37. I don’t think I will be doing that at that age. Related: Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber loses to Kiki Bertens in Paris Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
13:46

Murder inquiry over woman's death

news.bbc.co.uk - A woman's death at a house in Luton is being treated as murder, detectives say. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
13:45

Ellie mother denies 'skilful liar' claim

news.bbc.co.uk - The mother of a six-year-old girl who was allegedly murdered by her father denies a prosecution claim that she is a "skilful and prolific liar". More... (England)
24 May
2016
13:41

Serious crash as two diggers hit cars

news.bbc.co.uk - Emergency services respond to reports of a "very serious" crash as a digger hits a car near Rutherglen More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
13:39

Media mull "split" in society after Austria vote

news.bbc.co.uk - Far right's narrow defeat in Austria galvanises Europe's media More... (Europe)
24 May
2016
13:39

Murray beats Stepanek in five sets

news.bbc.co.uk - Andy Murray finally beats 37-year-old qualifier Radek Stepanek to avoid a shock first-round French Open defeat. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
13:36

UK investigating cluster bomb claim

news.bbc.co.uk - The UK government is investigating claims that British-made cluster bombs have been used in the conflict in Yemen. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
13:33

MacAskill: 'It suited to pillory me'

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland's former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill says it suited both the US and UK to pillory him for releasing the Lockerbie bomber. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
13:30

How the Bundesliga's once-motoring clubs, Wolfsburg and Stuttgart, stalled

www.guardian.co.uk - They have both won the Bundesliga in the last decade but VfB Stuttgart are now coming to terms with relegation and VfL Wolfsburg are in need of a new identityBy Jason Humphreys for Englische Woche, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkOn an uncharacteristically cold May afternoon in Munich, the Bundesliga season drew to a close and despite the nippy temperatures, Bayern Munich’s players followed up their routine 3-1 victory over Hannover by chasing each other around the pitch with oversized glasses of Weizenbier as they celebrated their fourth league championship in a row, and three in three under Pep Guardiola.About 600km to the north, another 3-1 home victory for the 2009 champions, VfL Wolfsburg, over the 2007 champions, VfB Stuttgart, confirmed that Stuttgart would be relegated to the second tier for only the second time in their history. Despite the home team taking all three points, there were no beer showers in the Volkswagen Arena. This game did little more than put two sets of fans out of their misery. Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
13:28

Melon-sized tumour removed after 24 years

news.bbc.co.uk - A man has a tumour the size of a melon removed from his neck after living with it for almost a quarter of a century. More... (England)
24 May
2016
13:24

India BJP leader takes over in Assam

news.bbc.co.uk - Assam becomes the first BJP-ruled state in north-eastern India as Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as the chief minister. More... (Asia)
24 May
2016
13:23

Blair: Ground war needed to defeat IS

news.bbc.co.uk - Tony Blair calls for a "proper ground war" against so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - and admits he "underestimated" post-war planning in Iraq. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
13:23

Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber loses to Kiki Bertens in Paris

www.guardian.co.uk - The third seed is beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 by the world No58 Eugenie Bouchard sees off Laura Siegemund 6-2, 6-2The Australian Open champion and No3 seed Angelique Kerber became the first big casualty of the French Open when she was beaten by Kiki Bertens in the first round. Related: French Open 2016: Andy Murray v Radek Stepanek goes to fifth set - live! Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
13:21

Sinking of WW2 ship commemorated

news.bbc.co.uk - Relatives of those lost on HMS Hood have attended a new exhibition in Dundee on the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Royal Navy battlecruiser. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
13:21

Sport picture of the day: Angelique Kerber on the run at French Open

www.guardian.co.uk - Angelique Kerber plays a double-handed backhand against Kiki Bertens on day three of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. Bertens went on to beat Kerber 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
13:14

Fernandez ends time as Guinea coach

news.bbc.co.uk - Frenchman Luis Fernandez leaves his role as Guinea coach with his contact terminated by mutual consent. More... (Africa)
24 May
2016
13:12

Melbourne Victory go out of Asian Champions League with loss to Jeonbuk

www.guardian.co.uk - Jeonbuk Motors 2-1 Melbourne Victory (Jeonbuk win 3-2 on aggregate)Late Besart Berisha goal not enough for Kevin Muscat’s side in JeonjuBrazilian forward Leonardo dished out another piece of Asian Champions heartache for Melbourne Victory and put Jeonbuk Motors into Asia’s last eight. The A-League club tumbled out of Asia on Tuesday in Jeonju, South Korea, losing 2-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate to the K-League giants. Related: Sydney FC bank key away goal in Asian Champions League draw with Shandong Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
13:12

Staff vote for strike over Night Tube pay

news.bbc.co.uk - Maintenance workers on the London Underground vote in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay linked to the Night Tube service. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
13:10

French Open 2016: Andy Murray v Radek Stepanek goes to fifth set - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Live updates from the third day of play at Roland GarrosMurray gets angry to claw his way back from French Open disasterNadal has court of French opinion on his side at start of 10th title tiltEmail nick.miller@theguardian.com or tweet @NickMiller79 1.09pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 4-3 Murray (*denotes server) After a simple hold for Murray, it looks like it’s going to be a simple hold for Stepanek, but a couple of careless shots allow Murray back into it. Murray saves a game point with a brilliant cross-court backhand, then Stepanek puts an overhead away before staring straight at Murray and pumping his fist. Another brilliant game, which Stepanek eventually holds, sending Murray to all corners of the court. 1.02pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 3-3 Murray* (*denotes server) After a couple of minor epics, Murray puts away a straightforward hold to love, featuring a couple of rather average shots from Stepanek. 12.58pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 3-2 Murray (*denotes server) A careless error gives Murray the lead in the game, but he doesn’t make the most of it by attempting a frankly rather ambitious and slightly needless lob when a pass down the line was on, with Stepanek at the net. Stepanek saves a break point with a brilliant serve-volley combo, then an extraordinary point that involved Murray nearly slipping over twice, doing a full 360 turnaround, a flick off a net tape that Stepanek just gets to but can only loft high in the air, which Murray puts away, apologising in the most half-hearted manner possible. Then Stepanek holds a lengthy game after Murray nets an attempted backhand pass down the line. We could be here for a while. 12.50pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 2-2 Murray* (*denotes server) This is quite the encounter. Murray, one of the most relentless players of his generation, against a 37-year-old who possibly knows this is his last chance. They’re pulling each other all over the court, seemingly unchaseable drop-shots chased and returned by both players. Lovely stuff. It’s a hard-fought game, but Murray just about saves, as Stepanek tries to roar the crowd onto his side again. Meanwhile, Alan Evans has been crunching some numbers: “If Murray beats Stepanek, it will be his ninth victory from two sets down, which will move him either level with or ahead of Federer, depending on whether you credit Federer with one victory that came through his opponent retiring. 12.44pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 2-1 Murray (*denotes server) More superb reactions from Murray, after failing to put away a smash, then Stepanek tries to pass him at the net but he steps across and deflects the volley home. But Stepanek comes back with a ripper of his own, again after Murray doesn’t convert an overhead, whipping a cross-court backhand past Murray at the net. Stepanek holds as Murray nets a relatively straightforward forehand, but this is a cracking set so far. 12.40pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 1-1 Murray* (*denotes server) A woof of a return from Stepanek, running into a backhand as if he’s trying to break down a recalcitrant door with his shoulder, destroying the ball down the line for an emphatic winner. Nevertheless, an increasingly fired-up Murray holds with a couple of cracking forehands, closing out with an ace down the middle. Meanwhile, someone is keeping the Scottish end up...@andy_murray @NickMiller79 @TunnockOfficial The teacakes are in the stadium Go Andy!#tunnockteacaketurnaround pic.twitter.com/RbtaS3DgSA 12.35pm BST Fifth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6, 1-0 Murray (*denotes server) Stepanek goes 40-0 up, but Murray plays a terrific shot dashing into the net from a drop-shot that Stepanek seems to admire, the Scot flipping the ball cross court. He then sets up break point after reacting brilliantly to a shot that hit the net tape, then showing superb reflexes at the net. There’s then a back and forth as the players exchange deuces and advantages, before Stepanek just about holds on, largely thanks to a brilliant drop-shot after which he tries to whip up the crowd. He even gets a few cheers for that. Roland Garros is changing. 12.25pm BST Fourth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-6 Murray* (*denotes server) Phenomenal volley from Murray, who runs into the net then has to rapidly adjust his feet as Stepanek puts a good drive at his toes, but he not only manages to dig it out but plays a delicious shot just over the net, spinning about a yard over the net and gives Stepanek no chance. Murray then sets up two set points...and takes the second as Stepanek is fooled by a kicked second serve, misjudging the bounce before lunging a backhand into the net. 12.21pm BST Fourth set: Stepanek* 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 3-5 Murray (*denotes server) Sun’s out in Paris, and Stepanek celebrates the clement conditions by holding, despite going set point down to Murray. Both players seem ever so slightly tentative, just feeling each other out as the game gets back into the swing of things, but Murray will now serve for the set. 12.15pm BST Fourth set: Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 0-6, 2-5 Murray* (*denotes server) Ropey first couple of points for Murray, including a careless forehand into the net after seemingly being distracted by a noise in the crowd. Stepanek then sets up a break point, which he squanders by slicing a double-handed backhand carelessly wide, and Murray eventually holds with a big ace down the middle. Not flawless, but a hold nonetheless. 12.08pm BST The warm-ups are nearly done - Murray and Stepanek is imminent. 12.07pm BST Over on 14, Britain’s Bedene is 3-1 up with a break in the fourth set, leading 2-1. 12.03pm BST Rafa Nadal is also about to start on Suzanne Lenglen, as Murray and Stepanek are out on court to resume their game. 11.55am BST Just a reminder - next on Phillipe Chatrier is one Andy Murray, resuming at 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 4-2 against Radek Stepanek. We’ll be going game-by-game for that one, coming up shortly. 11.54am BST Here’s that brilliant shot from Kerber, although in the end of course it meant little...Sensational shot* from Angelique Kerber at match point!(*she still lost) https://t.co/XKkeKxYp9A 11.53am BST Meanwhile in the men’s draw, both Berdych and Tomic have won their matches, beating Pospisil 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 and Baker 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 respectively. 11.52am BST Wonderfully disguised drop-shot from Bertens starts things off, then Kerber goes long with a drive down the line. Another unforced error goes long, setting up two match points for Bertens...one of which is saved by the shot of the match, a running forehand that Kerber did well to reach, never mind whip it over the net for a winner, and the second goes as Bertens sticks a fairly straightforward forehand into the tramlines. Bit of tension starting to appear in Bertens now - she hoys a double-handed backhand wide, then is lucky Kerber doesn’t covert a break point with a missed drop-shot. But here’s another match point, as Kerber nets a forehand...and that’s it! Kerber nets a backhand drop-shot and the third seed is out! Well stone the crows... 11.45am BST Kerber holds, in vaguely wobbly fashion, and now Bertens is serving for the match. 11.43am BST It’s 5-2 in the third now to Bertens - Kerber is serving to stay in the match. 11.42am BST On court four, the comeback is well and truly on - Jankovic has broken in the second set, and leads 5-2, still 1-0 down. Also the 2010 champion is out, as Francesca Schiavone falls 6-2, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic. Meanwhile, Murray (on after Kerber v Bertens) isn’t the only Brit in action today - Aljaz Bedene has just gone 5-3 up in the third set against Gerald Melzer (brother of Jurgen), with the score 1-1 from the first two. 11.37am BST Kerber does seem to be heaving a little at some of her forehands, and goes 4-1 down in the final set after an absolutely horrendous stuff up in which she misses a completely open court, then is put away in a long rally by Bertens. The Dutch underdog only has to hold her nerve now. 11.30am BST Kerber is back out, to a smattering of applause. Berdych has taken the second set and is well on his way in the third too, breaking Pospisil in the first game to lead 6-3, 6-2, 1-0. 11.27am BST Kerber has called for the physio, who comes out with an absolutely colossal backpack to attend to the German. Looks like she could have a full massage table, plus all oils, in that thing. She’s getting some attention to her left shoulder, which might explain why she’s not been on her game. She hasn’t shown any visible signs of discomfort before, but obviously that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been feeling it. Kerber goes off the court for some further attention, and everyone now must hang around for a bit. Including Andy Murray, who rather curiously is prowling around in the tunnel, as if this match is just about to finish. Which of course it might be. 11.22am BST Simple hold for Bertens, who now leads 3-0 in the final set. Meanwhile Jankovic is fighting back a little - it’s 2-2 in the second set against Maria, while Tomic has taken the second set against plucky ol’ Baker. 11.18am BST Just as it looked like Kerber was settling down a bit, she’s broken in the second game of the third set - Bertens races 40-0 ahead, and despite Kerber clawing things back a little Bertens closes it out with a lovely drop-shot, passing combo. Kerber just looks frustrated out there now. 6-2, 3-6, 2-0. 11.12am BST The first completed game of the day - in the women’s draw, Timea Babos has beaten Samantha Crawford in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. 11.09am BST And that’s level. The German No.3 seed makes it 1-1 (6-2, 3-6), closing out the set after a brilliant rally which ends in Bertens netting. 11.06am BST Well that’s better from Kerber. She’s been gradually improving throughout the set, and breaks in the eighth game in order to set up the chance to serve for the set. 6-2, 3-5 currently. 11.03am BST Life isn’t getting any better for Jankovic - Maria has broken in the first game of the second set, currently leading 6-3, 1-0. It’s still on serve between Kerber and Bertens in the second, Bertens having won the first set 6-2. 10.55am BST On Court One Berdych has clinched the first set, while Bernard Tomic has bagged one against world No.662 Brian Baker of the USA! USA! USA! Some effort to even be at this stage, that. 10.45am BST Over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Mladenovic has taken the first set against Schiavone - winner here in 2010, of course - 6-2. 10.40am BST It’s even worse for Jankovic over on Court Four - she’s currently 5-0 down in the first to Maria. In the men’s draw, Berdych was well ahead but Pospisil has broken back - it’s now 4-3 with the latter serving. 10.38am BST Shock on the cards here. Bertens is most certainly no mug, but she makes short work of the third seed Kerber, closing out the set with an efficient service game to take it 6-2. Woof. 10.35am BST But that form disappears in the next game, as Bertens breaks to 30, closing out the game by prowling into the net and sticking away a treat of a drop volley. Double break, 5-2 in the first, and Kerber is in a big honking pile of trouble. 10.32am BST Kerber recovers some form to take the sixth game to the wire, but Bertens still holds on to maintain the two-game lead. 4-2 in the first. 10.28am BST Elsewhere the day has started in rather more routine fashion for the sees - women’s No.26 Kristina Mladenovic is 3-1 up with a break over Francesca Schiavone, while No.7 in the chaps draw Tomas Berdych is making short work of Vasek Pospisil, already 3-0 up in the first. Oh, having said that, Jelena Jankovic, 23 in the women’s draw, is 3-0 down to German 111 in the world Tatjana Maria. 10.22am BST Bertens holds without much drama, and Kerber is taking a while to get warmed up here. 3-1 in the first. 10.18am BST Ticklish start for the third seed in the women’s draw - Kiki Bertens has broken Angelique Kerber to love in the third game of the match. In double-quick time too, and it’s 2-1 to the Dutchwoman in the first. 10.12am BST Morning world. Andy Murray does not do things by halves, of course. Talk about his on-court temper has been around since the start of his career, so firstly it therefore seems rather unlikely he’s going to stop hooting and howling now, and secondly it sometimes seems as if he needs a fire lighting under his bottom to get going. Radek Stepanek did that yesterday by going 2-0 up, then taking his sweet time about things and irking an already on-his-way-to-being-irked Murray. The state of play there is 2-1 to the Czech, with Murray 4-2 up in the fourth set.But that won’t be underway for a short while yet. That game is on the Philippe Chatrier court after third seed Angelique Kerber faces Kiki Bertens, so presumably Murray will be up in a couple of hours (not before 11.30 BST), depending on how that one pans out. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
13:10

Evolutionary engineer wins tech prize

news.bbc.co.uk - US biochemical engineer Frances Arnold takes the million-euro Millennium Technology Prize for pioneering 'directed evolution'. More... (Americas)
24 May
2016
13:08

Why I am still holidaying in Tunisia

news.bbc.co.uk - British holidaymakers explain why they are still visiting Tunisia More... (UK)
24 May
2016
13:07

Liam accused pair had 'common purpose'

news.bbc.co.uk - The prosecutor in the Liam Fee murder trial tells the jury the two accused acted together with a "common criminal purpose". More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
13:06

Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

news.bbc.co.uk - French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation. More... (Europe)
24 May
2016
13:05

Leeds make formal approach for Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke

www.guardian.co.uk - Permission yet to be granted by promoted League Two club Leeds manager Steve Evans vows to return to work on WednesdayLeeds have made a formal approach to Bristol Rovers to speak with their manager Darrell Clarke, the club has confirmed.Current Leeds boss Steve Evans is still waiting to hear if he will be handed a new contract after steering the club to 13th-placed finish in the Championship, but it appears owner Massimo Cellino is already looking for the Scot’s replacement. Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
13:02

VIDEO: The colours of Chelsea in 45 seconds

news.bbc.co.uk - A colourful look at some of the blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show in 45 seconds. More... (England)
24 May
2016
12:57

Chris Gayle’s latest excruciating interview and his startling race remarks | The Spin

www.guardian.co.uk - If Chris Gayle wants journalists to stop trying to undermine him, he should probably stop undermining himselfChop, along with bogan, root, and one or two others, is an Australian word you may not know before you go, but will soon pick up after you get there. For the unfamiliar, Freddie Flintoff provided the perfect gloss back in January when he used it to describe Chris Gayle’s behaviour in his infamous interview - “Don’t blush baby” - with Channel Ten’s Mel McLaughlin. “Big fan of @henrygayle,” Flintoff wrote, “but made himself look a bit of a chop there.” So, no need to look it up in the Australian Dictionary of Slang the next time you hear it. Because it fits, in a way its loose English equivalents - prat, wally - wouldn’t quite. Flintoff always did have the happy knack of needling people with a telling word or two. Related: England still have work to do despite easy dismissal of Sri Lanka | Mike Selvey Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
24 May
2016
12:57

From London to Loughgall

news.bbc.co.uk - Prince Charles is being joined by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, for the second day of his Northern Ireland visit. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
12:56

Man Utd targeting Ibrahimovic signing

news.bbc.co.uk - Sweden international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could become Jose Mourinho's first signing as Manchester United manager. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
12:48

Expats lose Supreme Court EU vote bid

news.bbc.co.uk - British expats lose their Supreme Court battle for the right to vote in the EU referendum on 23 June. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
12:46

Two accused had 'common criminal purpose'

news.bbc.co.uk - The prosecutor in the Liam Fee murder trial tells the jury the two accused acted together with a "common criminal purpose". More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
12:43

Eric Cantona: ‘I love José Mourinho but he is not Manchester United’

www.guardian.co.uk - The French legend, in an exclusive interview on his 50th birthday, says Pep Guardiola is the only manager capable of ‘changing Manchester’ and explains why he will be cheering on England at Euro 2016 - not FranceEric Cantona turned 50 on Tuesday and is still doing what he has always done best: playing the part of Eric Cantona to a tee. For Manchester United fans still digesting the end of the soured Louis van Gaal era and the imminent arrival of José Mourinho, he has a simple diagnosis of what has gone wrong.“They miss me,” Cantona says, playful but serious at the same time. “I think they have lost something. You can feel it. But it’s difficult to come after someone who has been at the club 25 years. Even if you are a great manager, the fans still feel the philosophy of Ferguson.” Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
12:43

Nigerian state in 'tomato emergency'

news.bbc.co.uk - A state of emergency is called in the Nigerian state of Kaduna after 80% of tomatoes are said to have been destroyed by pests. More... (Africa)
24 May
2016
12:43

VIDEO: Shakespeare giving pupils 'confidence'

news.bbc.co.uk - Pupils from a Cardiff school take centre stage in a professional Shakespeare play. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
12:41

Man 'killed by stab wound to throat'

news.bbc.co.uk - A man murdered at the weekend in Londonderry was killed by a single stab wound to the throat caused by a broken glass, a youth court hears. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
12:40

Cristiano Ronaldo limps out of training before Champions League final

www.guardian.co.uk - Real Madrid forward hurt left thigh and received treatment Spanish club already without Raphaël Varane for Saturday’s finalCristiano Ronaldo has provided Real Madrid with an injury scare before Saturday’s Champions League final after suffering a thigh problem in training.The Portugal forward hurt his left thigh when colliding with Kiko Casilla following a push from Dani Carvajal and, after receiving treatment on the field, threw a water bottle in anger as he headed for the changing rooms. Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
12:38

Paramedics at 'very serious' accident

news.bbc.co.uk - Emergency services respond to reports of a "very serious" road accident on the outskirts of Glasgow. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
12:31

Injured Tuilagi out of Australia tour

news.bbc.co.uk - Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi has been ruled out of England's three-Test summer tour of Australia with a hamstring injury. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
12:30

Firm 'not at fault' over submerged cars

news.bbc.co.uk - The firm which controls access to a Flintshire beach where more than 20 cars were submerged by a high tide says it is not at fault. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
12:20

Ronaldo injury scare for Real Madrid

news.bbc.co.uk - Cristiano Ronaldo limps off towards the end of a Real Madrid training session before Saturday's Champions League final. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
12:19

EgyptAir explosion claims disputed

news.bbc.co.uk - Officials in Egypt dispute a claim that human remains found from an EgyptAir crash are so small it suggests an explosion was responsible. More... (Middle East)
24 May
2016
12:18

Motion lodged over cup final disorder

news.bbc.co.uk - An MSP lodges a motion claiming disorder at the Scottish Cup final shows the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act should not be repealed. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
12:16

Man admits unprovoked Tube attack

news.bbc.co.uk - A 30-year-old man admits trying to stab four people in an unprovoked attack at a London Tube station. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
12:16

VIDEO: 'Rubbish' that UK prioritises China

news.bbc.co.uk - A minister tells Welsh MPs it is "absolute rubbish" to suggest the UK Government had prioritised China's interests in terms of steel. More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
12:12

McCloskey to extend stay with Ulster

news.bbc.co.uk - Ireland centre Stuart McCloskey signs a contract extension which will see him remain with Ulster until 2019. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
12:12

Manu Tuilagi to miss England’s Australia tour with hamstring injury

www.guardian.co.uk - Centre ruled out after limping out of Premiership semi-final defeat Coach Eddie Jones: It’s bad luck for Manu so close to the tourManu Tuilagi will miss England’s tour to Australia next month with a hamstring problem, the Rugby Football Union has announced. Related: Rugby union: talking points from the Premiership and Pro12 play-offs Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
24 May
2016
12:09

IS 'destroyed aircraft' at Syria base

news.bbc.co.uk - New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a major airbase in Syria used by Russia after an attack by Islamic State militants. More... (Middle East)
24 May
2016
12:08

French Open 2016: Andy Murray v Radek Stepanek - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Live updates from the third day of play at Roland GarrosMurray gets angry to claw his way back from French Open disasterNadal has court of French opinion on his side at start of 10th title tiltEmail nick.miller@theguardian.com or tweet @NickMiller79 12.08pm BST The warm-ups are nearly done - Murray and Stepanek is imminent. 12.07pm BST Over on 14, Britain’s Bedene is 3-1 up with a break in the fourth set, leading 2-1. 12.03pm BST Rafa Nadal is also about to start on Suzanne Lenglen, as Murray and Stepanek are out on court to resume their game. 11.55am BST Just a reminder - next on Phillipe Chatrier is one Andy Murray, resuming at 3-6, 3-6, 6-0, 4-2 against Radek Stepanek. We’ll be going game-by-game for that one, coming up shortly. 11.54am BST Here’s that brilliant shot from Kerber, although in the end of course it meant little...Sensational shot* from Angelique Kerber at match point!(*she still lost) https://t.co/XKkeKxYp9A 11.53am BST Meanwhile in the men’s draw, both Berdych and Tomic have won their matches, beating Pospisil 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 and Baker 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 respectively. 11.52am BST Wonderfully disguised drop-shot from Bertens starts things off, then Kerber goes long with a drive down the line. Another unforced error goes long, setting up two match points for Bertens...one of which is saved by the shot of the match, a running forehand that Kerber did well to reach, never mind whip it over the net for a winner, and the second goes as Bertens sticks a fairly straightforward forehand into the tramlines. Bit of tension starting to appear in Bertens now - she hoys a double-handed backhand wide, then is lucky Kerber doesn’t covert a break point with a missed drop-shot. But here’s another match point, as Kerber nets a forehand...and that’s it! Kerber nets a backhand drop-shot and the third seed is out! Well stone the crows... 11.45am BST Kerber holds, in vaguely wobbly fashion, and now Bertens is serving for the match. 11.43am BST It’s 5-2 in the third now to Bertens - Kerber is serving to stay in the match. 11.42am BST On court four, the comeback is well and truly on - Jankovic has broken in the second set, and leads 5-2, still 1-0 down. Also the 2010 champion is out, as Francesca Schiavone falls 6-2, 6-4 to Kristina Mladenovic. Meanwhile, Murray (on after Kerber v Bertens) isn’t the only Brit in action today - Aljaz Bedene has just gone 5-3 up in the third set against Gerald Melzer (brother of Jurgen), with the score 1-1 from the first two. 11.37am BST Kerber does seem to be heaving a little at some of her forehands, and goes 4-1 down in the final set after an absolutely horrendous stuff up in which she misses a completely open court, then is put away in a long rally by Bertens. The Dutch underdog only has to hold her nerve now. 11.30am BST Kerber is back out, to a smattering of applause. Berdych has taken the second set and is well on his way in the third too, breaking Pospisil in the first game to lead 6-3, 6-2, 1-0. 11.27am BST Kerber has called for the physio, who comes out with an absolutely colossal backpack to attend to the German. Looks like she could have a full massage table, plus all oils, in that thing. She’s getting some attention to her left shoulder, which might explain why she’s not been on her game. She hasn’t shown any visible signs of discomfort before, but obviously that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been feeling it. Kerber goes off the court for some further attention, and everyone now must hang around for a bit. Including Andy Murray, who rather curiously is prowling around in the tunnel, as if this match is just about to finish. Which of course it might be. 11.22am BST Simple hold for Bertens, who now leads 3-0 in the final set. Meanwhile Jankovic is fighting back a little - it’s 2-2 in the second set against Maria, while Tomic has taken the second set against plucky ol’ Baker. 11.18am BST Just as it looked like Kerber was settling down a bit, she’s broken in the second game of the third set - Bertens races 40-0 ahead, and despite Kerber clawing things back a little Bertens closes it out with a lovely drop-shot, passing combo. Kerber just looks frustrated out there now. 6-2, 3-6, 2-0. 11.12am BST The first completed game of the day - in the women’s draw, Timea Babos has beaten Samantha Crawford in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. 11.09am BST And that’s level. The German No.3 seed makes it 1-1 (6-2, 3-6), closing out the set after a brilliant rally which ends in Bertens netting. 11.06am BST Well that’s better from Kerber. She’s been gradually improving throughout the set, and breaks in the eighth game in order to set up the chance to serve for the set. 6-2, 3-5 currently. 11.03am BST Life isn’t getting any better for Jankovic - Maria has broken in the first game of the second set, currently leading 6-3, 1-0. It’s still on serve between Kerber and Bertens in the second, Bertens having won the first set 6-2. 10.55am BST On Court One Berdych has clinched the first set, while Bernard Tomic has bagged one against world No.662 Brian Baker of the USA! USA! USA! Some effort to even be at this stage, that. 10.45am BST Over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Mladenovic has taken the first set against Schiavone - winner here in 2010, of course - 6-2. 10.40am BST It’s even worse for Jankovic over on Court Four - she’s currently 5-0 down in the first to Maria. In the men’s draw, Berdych was well ahead but Pospisil has broken back - it’s now 4-3 with the latter serving. 10.38am BST Shock on the cards here. Bertens is most certainly no mug, but she makes short work of the third seed Kerber, closing out the set with an efficient service game to take it 6-2. Woof. 10.35am BST But that form disappears in the next game, as Bertens breaks to 30, closing out the game by prowling into the net and sticking away a treat of a drop volley. Double break, 5-2 in the first, and Kerber is in a big honking pile of trouble. 10.32am BST Kerber recovers some form to take the sixth game to the wire, but Bertens still holds on to maintain the two-game lead. 4-2 in the first. 10.28am BST Elsewhere the day has started in rather more routine fashion for the sees - women’s No.26 Kristina Mladenovic is 3-1 up with a break over Francesca Schiavone, while No.7 in the chaps draw Tomas Berdych is making short work of Vasek Pospisil, already 3-0 up in the first. Oh, having said that, Jelena Jankovic, 23 in the women’s draw, is 3-0 down to German 111 in the world Tatjana Maria. 10.22am BST Bertens holds without much drama, and Kerber is taking a while to get warmed up here. 3-1 in the first. 10.18am BST Ticklish start for the third seed in the women’s draw - Kiki Bertens has broken Angelique Kerber to love in the third game of the match. In double-quick time too, and it’s 2-1 to the Dutchwoman in the first. 10.12am BST Morning world. Andy Murray does not do things by halves, of course. Talk about his on-court temper has been around since the start of his career, so firstly it therefore seems rather unlikely he’s going to stop hooting and howling now, and secondly it sometimes seems as if he needs a fire lighting under his bottom to get going. Radek Stepanek did that yesterday by going 2-0 up, then taking his sweet time about things and irking an already on-his-way-to-being-irked Murray. The state of play there is 2-1 to the Czech, with Murray 4-2 up in the fourth set.But that won’t be underway for a short while yet. That game is on the Philippe Chatrier court after third seed Angelique Kerber faces Kiki Bertens, so presumably Murray will be up in a couple of hours (not before 11.30 BST), depending on how that one pans out. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
12:01

Food workers to strike over pay changes

news.bbc.co.uk - Workers at one of the UK's biggest food manufacturers are striking over proposals which comply with the new minimum "living wage". More... (Wales)
24 May
2016
12:00

£10k reward in hunt for man's killers

news.bbc.co.uk - A £10,000 reward is being offered to catch the killers of an 80-year-old man who died five months after he was viciously beaten by robbers. More... (England)
24 May
2016
11:54

Mars mission for dark sky sites

news.bbc.co.uk - Three Scottish sites that have achieved dark sky status hope to see a surge in visitors when Mars is at its closest to Earth in over a decade. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
11:49

Queensland name two debutants for State of Origin opener

www.guardian.co.uk - Justin O’Neill and Corey Oates to play in game one in SydneyCowboys winger Kyle Feldt overlooked for next week’s series opener Justin O’Neill and Corey Oates will make their State of Origin debut in a new-look Queensland backline for the series opener against NSW in Sydney.North Queensland’s O’Neill will partner Greg Inglis in the centres. He has finally earned a Maroons nod for the 1 June clash after going agonisingly close to a debut when on standby for a recovering Darius Boyd ahead of the 2013 series opener. Related: Daley misses the mark with head-scratching Origin selection decisions | Nick Tedeschi Continue reading... More... (Rugby league)
24 May
2016
11:44

Trump and Boris share kiss in street art

news.bbc.co.uk - Donald Trump and Boris Johnson are pictured in a passionate embrace in a large artwork painted onto a building in Bristol. More... (England)
24 May
2016
11:43

Pony and foal seeking home together

news.bbc.co.uk - The Scottish SPCA issues a special appeal for a new home for a Shetland pony and her foal in Aberdeenshire. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
11:43

Andrews 'still shocked' at Olympic spot

news.bbc.co.uk - Distance runner Jess Andrews admits she "still can't believe" she has qualified for the 10,000m at the Rio Olympics. More... (England)
24 May
2016
11:42

How Connacht overcame the odds to beat Glasgow and reach the Pro12 final

www.guardian.co.uk - Connacht have always struggled to match the other Irish provinces but Pat Lam’s team are now one win away from lifting the first trophy of their 131-year historyBy Jonathan Drennan for Behind the Lines, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThe Irish province of Connacht has never been far from adversity. Economically, it has been challenged with unemployment over the years; geographically, it is isolated from the larger cities of Cork, Dublin and Belfast; and, in rugby, it has often been an afterthought in Ireland. Earning a place in the Pro12 final in Edinburgh against Leinster on Saturday represents the realisation of a dream for their hardy group of players and supporters: the opportunity to compete on a level playing field. Operating on a fraction of the budget of Ulster, Leinster and Munster, Connacht were on the brink of being shut down altogether as the Irish Rugby Football Union sought to cut costs in 2003. The team’s success today is due to the resilience of supporters and players who have created a unique atmosphere in the west that is hard to replicate. Related: Five Nations memories: when rugby was amateur and Ireland (nearly) always lost Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
24 May
2016
11:40

Bomb threats made to up to seven schools

news.bbc.co.uk - Police are investigating bomb threats made to up to seven schools across Northern Ireland. More... (Northern Ireland)
24 May
2016
11:40

Manchester United’s Ed Woodward meets José Mourinho’s agent in London

www.guardian.co.uk - Executive vice-chairman and Jorge Mendes discuss terms for new manager Mourinho expected to agree deal to take over by end of WednesdayManchester United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, is meeting Jorge Mendes, the representative of José Mourinho, in London on Tuesday to finalise the Portuguese’s contract to replace Louis van Gaal as manager of the club. Related: Ryan Giggs offered role on Mourinho’s coaching staff at Manchester United Continue reading... More... (Football)
24 May
2016
11:35

Jail for man who left baby brain damaged

news.bbc.co.uk - A man who left a baby blind and brain damaged after shaking and dropping her in a fit of anger is jailed for four years and four months. More... (UK)
24 May
2016
11:35

Vita disqualified from Champions League

news.bbc.co.uk - DR Congo side AS Vita Club are thrown out of the African Champions League for fielding an ineligible player. More... (Africa)
24 May
2016
11:24

Leeds approach Bristol Rovers boss

news.bbc.co.uk - Leeds United make a formal approach to speak to Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke, reports BBC Radio Bristol. More... (England)
24 May
2016
11:15

Low-paid teacher 'set up armed gang'

news.bbc.co.uk - Suspect reportedly turned to violent crime because of his paltry salary. More... (Asia)
24 May
2016
11:12

French Open 2016: Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Djokovic and Nadal - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Live updates from the third day of play at Roland GarrosMurray gets angry to claw his way back from French Open disasterNadal has court of French opinion on his side at start of 10th title tiltEmail nick.miller@theguardian.com or tweet @NickMiller79 11.12am BST The first completed game of the day - in the women’s draw, Timea Babos has beaten Samantha Crawford in straight sets, 6-4, 6-0. 11.09am BST And that’s level. The German No.3 seed makes it 1-1 (6-2, 3-6), closing out the set after a brilliant rally which ends in Bertens netting. 11.06am BST Well that’s better from Kerber. She’s been gradually improving throughout the set, and breaks in the eighth game in order to set up the chance to serve for the set. 6-2, 3-5 currently. 11.03am BST Life isn’t getting any better for Jankovic - Maria has broken in the first game of the second set, currently leading 6-3, 1-0. It’s still on serve between Kerber and Bertens in the second, Bertens having won the first set 6-2. 10.55am BST On Court One Berdych has clinched the first set, while Bernard Tomic has bagged one against world No.662 Brian Baker of the USA! USA! USA! Some effort to even be at this stage, that. 10.45am BST Over on Court Suzanne Lenglen, Mladenovic has taken the first set against Schiavone - winner here in 2010, of course - 6-2. 10.40am BST It’s even worse for Jankovic over on Court Four - she’s currently 5-0 down in the first to Maria. In the men’s draw, Berdych was well ahead but Pospisil has broken back - it’s now 4-3 with the latter serving. 10.38am BST Shock on the cards here. Bertens is most certainly no mug, but she makes short work of the third seed Kerber, closing out the set with an efficient service game to take it 6-2. Woof. 10.35am BST But that form disappears in the next game, as Bertens breaks to 30, closing out the game by prowling into the net and sticking away a treat of a drop volley. Double break, 5-2 in the first, and Kerber is in a big honking pile of trouble. 10.32am BST Kerber recovers some form to take the sixth game to the wire, but Bertens still holds on to maintain the two-game lead. 4-2 in the first. 10.28am BST Elsewhere the day has started in rather more routine fashion for the sees - women’s No.26 Kristina Mladenovic is 3-1 up with a break over Francesca Schiavone, while No.7 in the chaps draw Tomas Berdych is making short work of Vasek Pospisil, already 3-0 up in the first. Oh, having said that, Jelena Jankovic, 23 in the women’s draw, is 3-0 down to German 111 in the world Tatjana Maria. 10.22am BST Bertens holds without much drama, and Kerber is taking a while to get warmed up here. 3-1 in the first. 10.18am BST Ticklish start for the third seed in the women’s draw - Kiki Bertens has broken Angelique Kerber to love in the third game of the match. In double-quick time too, and it’s 2-1 to the Dutchwoman in the first. 10.12am BST Morning world. Andy Murray does not do things by halves, of course. Talk about his on-court temper has been around since the start of his career, so firstly it therefore seems rather unlikely he’s going to stop hooting and howling now, and secondly it sometimes seems as if he needs a fire lighting under his bottom to get going. Radek Stepanek did that yesterday by going 2-0 up, then taking his sweet time about things and irking an already on-his-way-to-being-irked Murray. The state of play there is 2-1 to the Czech, with Murray 4-2 up in the fourth set.But that won’t be underway for a short while yet. That game is on the Philippe Chatrier court after third seed Angelique Kerber faces Kiki Bertens, so presumably Murray will be up in a couple of hours (not before 11.30 BST), depending on how that one pans out. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
24 May
2016
11:07

Threats to Scots schools 'not credible'

news.bbc.co.uk - Police say a telephone threat made to schools across Scotland "does not appear to be credible" but is "being taken seriously". More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
11:02

Kenya opposition protests turn deadly

news.bbc.co.uk - At least three people die in western Kenya in the latest round of opposition protests calling for electoral reform, police say. More... (Africa)
24 May
2016
11:00

Juries 'could enter virtual crime scenes'

news.bbc.co.uk - Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be utilised to recreate crime scenes for jurors, researchers claim. More... (England)
24 May
2016
11:00

Facebook to revamp Trending Topics

news.bbc.co.uk - Facebook has announced changes to the way it runs its Trending Topics feed, following an internal investigation. More... (Americas)
24 May
2016
11:00

Facebook to update Trending Topics

news.bbc.co.uk - Facebook has announced changes to the way it runs its Trending Topics feed, following an internal investigation. More... (Americas)
24 May
2016
10:57

Greece moves migrants from Idomeni camp

news.bbc.co.uk - Greece has begun evacuating thousands of migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia. More... (Europe)
24 May
2016
10:57

VIDEO: IS 'destroyed Syria airbase' used by Russia

news.bbc.co.uk - A strategically significant Syrian airbase, used by Russia, appears to have been almost completely destroyed - according to new satellite imagery exclusively seen by the BBC. Stratfor analyst Sim Tack explains. More... (Middle East)
24 May
2016
10:54

Carney defends 'Brexit risk' stance

news.bbc.co.uk - The Bank of England governor robustly defends his stance on the UK's EU referendum debate and accuses one of his critics of trying to "undermine" the Bank's remit. More... (Olympics)
24 May
2016
10:54

PM: Holidays to cost more outside EU

news.bbc.co.uk - David Cameron claims family holidays in Europe could be an average of £230 more expensive if the UK votes to leave the EU. More... (Olympics)
24 May
2016
10:54

Iraqi civilians 'at great risk' in Falluja

news.bbc.co.uk - The UN is very concerned about the fate of some 50,000 civilians still in Falluja, as Iraqi forces battle Islamic State militants near the city. More... (Middle East)
24 May
2016
10:48

Artist creates 'dazzle ship' design

news.bbc.co.uk - A Glasgow-based artist creates a massive screen-print design for a 72m (239ft) long ship as part of World War One centenary commemorations. More... (Scotland)
24 May
2016
10:48

UK borrowing higher than expected

news.bbc.co.uk - Government borrowing was higher than analysts' expectations in April after company tax payments were lower than forecast. More... (Olympics)
24 May
2016
10:47

Man who jumped from car killed by bus

news.bbc.co.uk - A man who jumped from a moving car on the M8 in central Glasgow dies after being hit by a bus. More... (Scotland)