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July 16, 2018 4:47 PM Andy Murray drops to world number 839 in latest tennis rankings

Andy Murray is now the British men's number 23 after he dropped to 839 in the world rankings following his injury problems. The former world number one fell 690 places in Monday's rankings after he pulled out of Wimbledon. The 31-year-old had hip surgery in January after being out of action since last year's Wimbledon. He has only played three matches 7

July 16, 2018 3:37 PM Father's heartache after post-mortem finds teen died of blood clot

A post-mortem examination has revealed that the Radcliffe schoolboy died of a blood clot. His father Stephen Platt wants to make people aware of the symptoms his son experienced to try and prevent similar deaths, after receiving the post-mortem findings last Thursday. The 48-year-old, who lives in Cobden Street, Radcliffe, said: "We were told it is very rare for someone 7

July 13, 2018 10:22 AM Seven more sentenced in former Oak Furnitureland employee's £213,000 fraud case

SEVEN people have been sentenced for playing a part in laundering almost a quarter of a million pounds. This brought to an end a complex case which saw 34 people from Swindon arrested or summoned to court in connection with the extensive fraud. Nine people were released with no further action, five were given cautions, then six others were dealt with at Swindon 9

July 13, 2018 1:55 AM Tom Cruise star attraction at Mission: Impossible premiere

Cruise reprises his role of Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which was partly filmed in London and was where he broke his ankle while filming a high octane stunt which involved him jumping between buildings. Cavill, best known for playing Superman in Man Of Steel, Batman v Superman and Justice League, joins the cast as August Walker in the sixth 8

July 12, 2018 3:01 AM Land's End to Dover: Lewis Pugh starts 350-mile Long Swim challenge

He hopes to finish the swim in 50 days but the marathon challenge could be his toughest yet. He hopes to complete his 350-mile swim in 50 days - wearing just a cap, trunks and goggles - in order to raise awareness of the need for ocean conservation. His quest is part of the worldwide Action for Oceans campaign, which calls on governments to fully protect 7

July 11, 2018 11:01 PM Prison officers sacked for racist comments

Seven prison officers at a Sheppey jail have been sacked for a series of racist comments. The words, which have not been made public, were shared with a group on the internet messaging serving WhatsApp. All officers involved, initially believed to be in double figures, were suspended as soon as allegations were made. It is understood that some quit before 7

July 11, 2018 2:01 PM What is obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obsessive compulsive disorder, usually known as OCD, is a common mental health condition which makes people obsess over thoughts and develop behaviour they struggle to control. It can affect anyone at any age but normally develops during young adulthood. It can cause people to have repetitive unwanted or unpleasant thoughts. People may also develop compulsive 7

July 10, 2018 4:13 PM Travellers pitch up on Southend seafront

It is not clear if the travellers are the same ones which have been moved on from St Mary’s Church, known as St Mary’s Green, in North Shoebury Road. Martin Richardson, owner of the Happidrome arcade, said: “They all just bounded up in vans and parked on the pavement. Kids were jumping out of the way. We called the police but they still hadn’t arrived 8

July 9, 2018 2:10 PM Brighton Pride promises 'robust' action after protests

Organisers of the forthcoming Brighton Pride have said behaviour like the anti-Trans protest at Pride in London at the weekend will not be tolerated. Brighton organisers said they would take "robust action against any hijacking" of the Brighton parade. Get The L Out said they protested in London "on behalf of all the lesbians intimidated, threatened 8

July 9, 2018 11:25 AM Pride chiefs slam anti-trans protestors who 'hijacked' London march

An they warned they would take "robust action" against anyone who tried to "hijack" the Brighton parade, adding: "The safety of all our participants is paramount." In a statement, organisers said Brighton was "recognised as a diverse and inclusive city" and the home of the original TransPride. They said: "The Pride movement was begun by trans people 7