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  • Man dies at Southend Half Marathon

    June 8, 2014 3:34 PM 3

    A man has died after collapsing at the finishing line of a half marathon. Medics rushed to treat the runner, who was in his 30s, after he completed the Southend Half Marathon in Shoeburyness this lunchtime - but he died soon after. The annual event, which has been held for more than 20 years, is organised by Havens Hospices Group. A spokesman said: "The male runner

  • Man dies during Southend Half Marathon

    June 8, 2014 3:34 PM 1

    The man, who was in his 30s, is believed to have collapsed at the finish line at Shoeburyness at around 12pm. The runner was taken to the medical tent of the Havens Hospice organised event, where staff attempted to revive him. A statement on the charity’s website reads: “It is with immense sadness that we can confirm a runner who took part in the Southend

  • Brawl breaks out at Ulster SFC match between Armagh and Cavan

    June 8, 2014 3:26 PM 2

    Sunday's Ulster Football game between Armagh and Cavan began amid ugly scenes as a brawl broke out involving the majority of the players before the match had even started. The fighting broke out as the players were about to line out for the pre-match parade at the Athletic Grounds. Punches were thrown during the violence and young members of the band providing

  • Caribbean killing woman Nicole Reyes home in Cardiff on bail

    June 8, 2014 3:11 PM 18

    A Cardiff woman jailed for 12 years in the Dominican Republic for killing her husband is back home. Nicole Reyes, 39, was sentenced in February over the death of Jorge Quintanilla Reyes, 38, in a road collision in July 2012. Her trial heard he was knocked off his motorbike by Reyes, but she has always maintained it was an accident. Now, her family has raised

  • Ed Miliband not yet seen as PM, says Peter Hain

    June 8, 2014 3:03 PM 2

    Ed Miliband is the right person to lead Labour even though voters do not currently see him as a prime minister, Peter Hain has said. The former cabinet minister, who is standing down as MP at next year's general election, said his party will struggle to win an overall majority. It comes as senior Labour figures debated how to deal with the threat posed

  • Pope Francis to host joint Israel-Palestinian peace prayer

    June 8, 2014 2:55 PM 3

    Pope Francis is set to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a joint prayer meeting at the Vatican. Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas, are coming together to pray for peace in the Middle East. Pope Francis issued the invitation on his recent trip to the Holy Land. The Pope has stressed that the Vatican is not seeking

  • PM to hold talks over EU chief (From Witney Gazette)

    June 8, 2014 2:46 PM 4

    The Prime Minister will hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel and other European counterparts over the coming days as the Government continues its efforts to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker from taking the European Commission presidency. David Cameron is travelling to Sweden tomorrow for talks on the future of Europe, and Foreign Secretary William

  • Two Kurds die in protest over new Turkish army posts

    June 8, 2014 2:37 PM 3

    Two Kurdish protesters have died from gunshot wounds sustained in clashes with government soldiers in south-eastern Turkey. They were demonstrating against government plans to build new military barracks in Diyarbakir province. A crowd of demonstrators threw petrol bombs at security forces. The sides accuse each other of opening fire. Building new army posts

  • Essex/Suffolk: Search launched for missing woman after boat crash

    June 8, 2014 2:26 PM 6

    A full-scale search is underway for a missing woman along the Essex and Suffolk coastline after a yacht collided with a dredger. The crash took place approximately one mile off the coast of Felixstowe shortly before 1.30pm. Both Harwich RNLI lifeboats and the Sea King search and rescue helicopter from Wattisham have been joined by a number of pilot boats

  • 'Trojan Horse': Liam Byrne calls for interfaith task force

    June 8, 2014 2:11 PM 1

    Labour MP Liam Byrne is to call for an interfaith task force in Birmingham to defend the rights of Muslim families in the wake of the "Trojan Horse" row. Ofsted inspections were carried out after claims of a hardline Muslim plot to take over some Birmingham schools. A report on Park View Academy, leaked to the Guardian, concludes it failed to adequately