A British boxing legend has died after a long battle with lung cancer.
Frank Bruno has led the tributes to boxing great Errol Christie, who has died aged 53.
Christie was the captain of the English amateur boxing team from 1980 to 1983 and European amateur champion in 1983.
After turning professional he was a regular fixture on ITV Fight Night in the 1980s.
Former world heavyweight champ Bruno tweeted: “God rest his soul. Such a talented man. RIP.”
Another ex-world champion, Barry McGuigan, tweeted: “So sad to hear the news that the hugely talented Errol Christie has passed away. God bless you Errol, RIP.”
Former world featherweight champion Carl Frampton also said: “I was lucky enough to meet Errol Christie once or twice. What a lovely man. Sorry to hear about him passing. RIP.”
And Chris Eubank tweeted: Errol Christie, one of the old masters of boxing, has passed away. I sparred with him many times in our early 20s and he was a sweetheart.”
London Bridge is on lockdown again just days after the terror attack that left seven dead.
People who lived and worked around Southwark Street had been allowed to re-enter their homes and businesses in the wake of Saturday night’s atrocities.
But this lunchtime they were told to evacuate the buildings, with many on Twitter claiming they had been told not to return tomorrow.
Jules Mattsson tweeted: “People inside outer cordon at London Bridge, who live or work there etc, currently being evacuated (calmly), told no idea when can go back.
“Police officer described it as being ‘on lockdown now’, was open to those who could prove work/residence between outer and inner cordon.”
Another witness, Paul McNamara said: “Office workers who were allowed inside #londonattack cordon this morning are now being evacuated. Police are not saying why at present.”
It comes as police revealed the identity of the third man involved in the attack – 22-year-old Moroccan-Italian Youssef Zaghba.
And the final Whatsapp message of fellow sicko Khuram Butt has been revealed.
Police are continuing to investigate whether Zaghba, Butt and third terrorist Rachid Redouane had links with any other terror cells.
Fans can expect some surprises on the cobbles when they are treated to an extra dose of Weatherfield action
Coronation Street will finally go to six episodes a week this autumn – with plenty of exciting new storylines just around the corner.
The extra does of Weatherfield action will herald the emergence of new characters, streets and businesses.
Show boss Kate Oates made the announcement while revealing what is in store for viewers of the ITV soap.
“There has to be loads of story going on as we go to six episodes in autumn – there will be lots of different character groups and tones of stories,” she told The Sun Online.
“The idea is that by the time we come to the six episodes, we will have loads going on and lots for the audience to talk about – the whole fabric will be very rich. We have a start date in the ether but it’s not completely confirmed yet.”
Bosses at ITV have embarked on an ambitious extension of the set for the show in Media City, Salford, Greater Manchester.
A police station, a school and a court have already been promised, but now it appears more businesses will be moving into Weatherfield with a new business on a new road – Kitchener St.
Kate added: “What I’m excited about is the lot extension – it will be a cool Truman Show experience when someone turns that corner of the street and then carries on. We are starting to build it imminently and it’s a few months of construction.”
Up to 20 firefighters were called to SW19 after an area of shrubbery caught alight at the All England Tennis Club around 12.33pm.
The fire broke out just weeks before tennis greats such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Sir Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will hit Centre Court to contest the third Grand Slam of the year.
The fire brigade have confirmed that four fire engines and 21 firefighters were dispatched to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,A hedge appears to have caught light close to the courts, with bystanders capturing the incident with photographs posted on social media.
The London Fire Brigade wrote on Twitter: “Four fire engines are currently attending reports of a fire in the practice court area of the All England Tennis Club.”
The brigade issued a statement on their website which read: “Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers have been called to reports of a fire in the practice court area of the All England Tennis and Croquet Club on Church Road in Wimbledon.
Piers Morgan has been slammed by followers for criticising Ariana Grande days after the Manchester bombing.
Ariana, 23, flew back to the US following the attack, where her Florida family home has been visited by police.
However, Piers reckons that the popstar should have stayed in the UK, despite understandably being “broken” by the tragedy.
After Katy Perry tweeted about the Queen visiting victims of the blast in Manchester hospitals, the GMB host wrote: “Might have been nice if @ArianaGrande had stayed to do the same.”
Followers fired back in fury at the callous remark.
One person tweeted: “Even for you Piers, this is appalling. That poor girl will be going through hell knowing 22 of her fans/ their loved ones died. Disgusting.”
Another wrote: “Very low Piers, even for you”, with one person replying: “I agree with you most of the time but this is too much. She’s obviously struggling with this and you’re putting the boot in? Haway man.”
However, Piers didn’t back down.
When one person replied: “She’s probably traumatised herself you f***ing idiot”, the 52-year-old responded: “Probably not as much as those killed & wounded. She should have stayed to visit her injured fans.
Here’s how to place an emergency call when you’re scared to speak:
When you call 999, an operator asks which emergency service you require before rerouting the call to the police, ambulance service or fire brigade.
If a 999 caller doesn’t talk, the operator will ask them to cough or make another audible sound.
In certain situations, it may not be safe to make a noise – for example it could alert a potential attacker to your exact whereabouts.
Emergency services simply don’t have the resources to investigate every call made to 999 during which no sound is made.
Although there’s a simple way of signalling that it’s a genuine emergency and you haven’t just accidentally pocket-dialled.
You simply dial 55.
The procedure is called Silent Solutions and it was created so people in an emergency can call the police in dangerous situations.
After you dial 999 and you’ve been unable to audibly signal to the operator, your call will be forwarded to an operating system.
If you’re in danger, dial 55 otherwise the call will be terminated.
The ‘55’ Silent Solution protocol has been in place for over a decade, although police have recently issued a reminder as not many people know about the protocol.
NHS England has issued the warning in response to the raised security threat in the wake of the Manchester suicide bombing.
All 27 major trauma centres in England have been told to prepare staff for a potential terrorist attack ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.
The advice from NHS England includes asking surgeons to review treatment of blast and ballistic injuries, and ensure that all staff are familiar with major incident plans.
The message is a response to the raising of the national security threat from severe to critical, rather than any specific intelligence, but reflects the sense of heightened risk across law enforcement and emergency services.
Zoe Ball’s cameraman boyfriend has been found dead in ‘tragic circumstances’.
The Radio 2 DJ is said to be ‘overcome with grief’ after her 40-year-old partner Billy Yates was discovered at his flat in Putney, south London, yesterday evening.
Ball, 46, revealed she had started dating Yates, an Antiques Roadshow cameraman earlier this year.
Friends say Ball has been left grief-stricken by her boyfriend’s death, ‘which came completely out of the blue’.
The pair’s romance came after she split from her husband of 18 years Norman Cook last September.
She met the 40-year-old Antiques Roadshow cameraman through mutual friends at the BBC.
The pair had been spotted out together on numerous occasions, with a source previously saying Zoe was ‘in a great place and very happy with Billy’.
A plane believed to be carrying a number of passengers has crashed at a US airport.
The plane rolled of the runway at Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia.
Authorities have now placed the surrounding area in a state of emergency.
Locals report that roads around the area have been closed to traffic.
More to follow…