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Girl stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride march dies

A teenage girl who was among five people who were stabbed at a Jerusalem Gay Pride march by a suspect police have identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew has died of her wounds in hospital.

The march continued after the wounded were taken to hospital, with protesters chanting Credit: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Shira Banki, 16, had been in a critical condition since being stabbed in the back during Thursday's march.

The suspect, Yishai Shlissel, carried out the attack just weeks after being released from a 10 year prison term, for a similar attack where he stabbed three people at the 2005 Gay Pride march in Jerusalem.

Boy, aged three, among six people injured in boat explosion

Five people were taken to hospital and one man was treated at the scene. Credit: PA

Five people, including a three-year-old boy, were taken to hospital after an explosion on a boat today.

Police were called to Bray Lock in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, at around 12.40pm following the incident.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "A man and a woman aged in their forties and a teenage girl who were on the boat have been taken to St George’s Hospital in London for treatment.

"A woman in her thirties and a three-year-old boy who were also thought to have been on the boat have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment."

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Another man received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Police said the boat was thought to be privately owned.


ITV Director of Television: We all grew up with Cilla

Cilla presented ITV's hit shows Blind Date and Surprise Surprise. Credit: PA

Peter Fincham, Director of Television at ITV, described Cilla Black as "one of Britain's best loved entertainers".

We all grew up with Cilla Black, she was one of Britain's best loved entertainers, a hugely talented singer and, among many other things, presenter of ITV's massive hit shows Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

Our deepest sympathies go to her family and friends.

– Peter Fincham, Director of Television at ITV

Barbara Windsor: People won't forget 'great performer'

Barbara Windsor said Cilla Black had confided in her that she hadn't been feeling well recently.

The actress told ITV News she had seen Cilla twice in the past four weeks and they had "long chit chats".

The 77 year old described Cilla as a "great singer and performer", adding: "People will remember her, they won't forget her."

Cilla Black's publicist confirms death 'with deep sorrow'

Cilla Black's publicist Nick Fiveash announced the news 'with deep sorrow'. Credit: PA

Cilla Black's death was confirmed by her publicist Nick Fiveash on Sunday afternoon.

It is with deep sorrow that I confirm today the passing of singer and TV personality Cilla Black. Details of her death will be announced following the coroner's report.

Her family have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.

– Nick Fiveash

Sir Bruce Forsyth: We're going to miss you Cilla

Sir Bruce Forsyth said he still thought of Cilla Black as a 'kid' and that he couldn't believe she had died aged 72.

The TV presenter and entertainer said Cilla had a "common touch" and was loved by everyone.

Sir Bruce, 87, told ITV News: "Bobby will be there to meet her, she never really got over Bobby her husband leaving when he did.

"What a lovely performer, what a lovely lady and we're going to miss you."


PM says Cilla made 'significant contribution to public life'

Prime Minister David Cameron has described Cilla Black as a "huge talent" following news of her death.

Sir Cliff pays tribute to 'very wonderful friend' Cilla

Sir Cliff and Cilla attended Wimbledon together on a number of occasions. Credit: PA

Sir Cliff Richard said he will miss his "outrageous" friend dearly.

"Some people will always be with us and Cilla is one of those people," the singer said.

"I will always think of her as outrageous, funny, incredibly gifted but above all full of heart.

"She was a very special person, and I have lost a very wonderful friend, I will miss her dearly. God bless her."

Coronation Street star Les Dennis tweeted that he was "shocked and saddened" by the news.

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck also paid tribute to Black, who he had been friends with for more than 50 years.

He said: "She was Liverpool's Cinderella, and she did go to the ball. What a career."

Christopher Biggins: Cilla was 'a national treasure'

Friend and fellow presenter Christopher Biggins, who starred alongside Cilla Black in Surprise! Surprise!, described the entertainer as a "national treasure".

He said that news of her death in Spain was "really devastating".

Christopher Biggins with his long-time friend Cilla Black Credit: PA

She was a wonderful friend. She was someone who was a life force, she loved to laugh and loved to enjoy herself.

She will always be with me. She was a national treasure.

– Christopher Biggins
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