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October 21, 2018 9:43 AM 'cries for help' as rescuers search water

A RESCUE operation is underway for a Red Funnel ferry ran aground after hitting yacht in the Isle of Wight harbour. A search and rescue helicopter was sent but had to turn back because of low visibility. The Island Echo editor Darren Toogood is at the scene and confirmed to the MirrorOnline that the ferry ran aground. He said you can see a mast sticking 6

October 18, 2018 3:17 PM Serena Williams' coach says allowing on-court coaching would improve tennis

The "vast majority" of coaches break on-court coaching rules and allowing it would help "attract new people" to tennis, says Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou. On-court coaching is banned in Grand Slams but is allowed in WTA events. Mouratoglou admitted coaching Williams during her dramatic US Open final loss last month with Williams later docked 5

October 18, 2018 12:18 AM Which arboreal gem won tree of the year?

A beech tree created to woo a sweetheart wins England's vote, while an 8.4 metre wide oak planted 800 years ago triumphs in Wales. The British public have voted for their favourite tree in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Thousands of nature lovers voted for each nation's most impressive tree in the Woodland Trust's 2018 Tree of the Year contest 5

October 17, 2018 10:34 PM Jayme Closs: Hunt for 13-year-old after parents murdered

An increasingly desperate search is under way in the US after a Wisconsin teenager went missing and her parents were found murdered. The couple, aged 56 and 46, were found shot dead in their family home at about 01:00 local (06:00 GMT) on Monday. Ever since police have been looking for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who they believe is "endangered". They say a 911 call and evidence 5

October 17, 2018 3:40 AM Iran and India RUSH to finish construction before new round of US sanctions kick in

IRAN and India are rushing to try to complete the first new berth in the Iranian city of Chabahar and make it operational before the newest round of US sanctions come into effect. The project to build the port in one of Iran’s coastal cities was temporarily delayed due to fears of the US sanctions that are expected to come into effect early next month 6

October 15, 2018 10:57 PM Robot seeks out skin cancer with suction

A semi-autonomous robot that can take different types of measurements from the skin has been developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Fitted with suction cups to help it move, the prototype can be fitted with a dermatoscope to help look for signs of abnormalities, including skin cancer, something normally done manually 4

October 15, 2018 9:40 PM Macron wades into North Korea row

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has condemned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, insisting Pyongyang must show proof of nuclear dismantlement or Paris will refuse to help denuclearisation efforts as tensions escalate on the Korean peninsula. Mr Macron vowed to help North Korea achieve complete denuclearisation, assisting the United States and South Korea 8

October 15, 2018 6:40 AM Man chokes to death as shirt gets caught in New York subway escalator

Carlos Alvarez, 48, died after his shirt caught on an escalator in the Bronx in the early hours of Sunday morning. The 48-year-old man was found unconscious on top of the escalator with part of his shirt caught in the machine and the neckline choking him. The authorities had been called to reports of a man behaving erratically at the Intervale Station 5

October 12, 2018 8:00 AM Ex On The Beach Spoiler: Aaron Gill Denies Lying To Dominika Wrobel About Touching Ex Dominika Olejnik’s Bum As They Go On An Awkward Date

In an effort to help them sort things out, next week’s episode will see the Tablet of Terror sending Aaron on a (particularly awkward) drawing date with the original Dominika, which sees the two clash again about the Spring Break With Grandad star touching his ex’s bum. In this first look at the drama, we see the pair awkward sit down in the middle of a forest 15

October 11, 2018 1:12 AM London Bridge attack: Skateboard hero to receive bravery award

A skateboarder who died trying to help a woman who was stabbed during the London Bridge attack is to be honoured with a posthumous bravery award. Spanish national Ignacio Echeverría, 39, used his skateboard to try and and hit one of the terrorists who killed eight people on 3 June last year. His dad Joaquín Echeverría Alonso will be presented with the George 9