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Heather Watson reaches Wimbledon second round

Watson celebrates after negotiating her way into the second round. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

British number one Heather Watson is through to the second round of Wimbledon after beating French opponent Caroline Garcier, 1-6, 6-3, 8-6.

It is the third time Watson has reached the second stage, where she will face Slovakian Daniela Hantuchova.


'Murray Mania' begins on day two of Wimbledon

Andy Murray serves in the match against Mikhail Kukushki Credit: PA

Murray mania was in full swing today as the world number three began his quest for a second Wimbledon title on Centre Court.

Andy Murray fan, Joan MacGillivray from Inverness, shows off her fingernails on Murray Mound Credit: Reuters

As temperatures pushed past 30 degrees C, Andy Murray kicked off his challenge in a match against Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.

Spectators flock to 'Murray Mound' to watch Murray v Kukushkin Credit: Reuters

Fans, who flocked to 'Murray Mound', were cautiously optimistic about the Scot's chances of going all the way this year, with bookmakers making him the second favourite behind world number one Novak Djokovic.

Woman shot five times in Tunisia out of surgery in UK

Allison Heathcote, 48, from Felixstowe, Suffolk, was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in the early hours of this morning following medical evacuation from Tunisia.

Allison Heathcote is fighting for her life in hospital. Credit: Simon Boon

Allison underwent five hours of surgery this morning and is now in the Critical Care Unit under sedation in a critical but stable condition, the hospital as confirmed.

Allison sustained five gunshot wounds, three to her upper and lower torso and two to her right arm and shoulder.


Family tribute to 'Nan taken from us in such a cruel way'

The family of grandmother Eileen Swannack have confirmed that she and her partner John Welch were both killed in the Tunisia attack.

Eileen Swannack and John Welch.

Thank you to everyone who has had my Nan in their thoughts over the last few days, and for messages of concern and help. As most of you will now be aware, my Nan and her partner were unfortunately killed in the terrorist attack in Tunisia on Friday.

We ask for patience & some privacy while we try to come to terms with this and grieve. I cannot understand how anyone could hurt my Nan, she was such a loving wonderful woman and I'm heartbroken she's been taken from us in such a cruel way. Thoughts with everyone involved in and effected by this tragedy.

– Lucie Marie

Chris Christie announces US presidential campaign

Mr Christie is not an especially popular choice for president amongst Republicans. Credit: Reuters

The Republican governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, has entered the race for the US presidency.

Mr Christie announced his decision to supporters via a conference call before a political rally at his hometown high school in Livingston, New Jersey, NBC News reports.

His decision is likely to be an unpopular one with voters: An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last week found that 55 percent of Republican primary voters said they could not see themselves supporting Christie.

Bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia set to return to UK

The bodies of the Britons killed in the Tunisia beach massacre are set to begin returning tomorrow, as it was confirmed the UK death toll is expected to reach 30.

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