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Wife of Ted Robbins: Ted is 'doing well' in hospital

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The wife of Ted Robbins, Judy, says her husband is 'doing well' in hospital.

She also made an appeal to the doctor in the audience who came to Ted's rescue.

In a message this morning she wrote:

"With Ted now in the hospital. He is in some pain due to bruising on his ribs from chest compressions but other than that, he is doing well.

"We are so incredibly grateful for everyone's support and we would love more than anything to find out who the doctor was out of the audience who gave such fantastic treatment.

"Thanks for all your lovely messages, it's very touching to know he is loved.

He will be fit and healthy again soon."

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Murray fights back to win second set against Djokovic

Murray secured a crucial second set win in Melbourne. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are tied at one set all after the Scot fought back to win the second set 7-6 (7-4).

Vying to lift his first ever Australian Open title, Murray fashioned four set points in the decisive tie break, and clinched the set with an inspired return on the third.

Djokovic had earlier clinched an epic opening set in 72 minutes after an equally tense tie break which he surrendered with a second serve return into the net.

Djokovic and Murray enter second set tie break

Djokovic won the first set against Murray. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic will contest a second set tie break with the match delicately poised.

Vying to lift his first ever Australian Open title, Murray couldn't take advantage of set point at 5-4 on the Djokovic serve.

The Serbian had earlier clinched an epic opening set in 72 minutes after a tense tie break which he surrendered with a second serve return into the net.

Tories 'to protect schools budget' if party wins election

The Conservatives will protect the schools budget if the party wins the next General Election, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has indicated.

Ms Morgan said she is "absolutely fighting for the schools budget to be protected", hinting that she had already won the battle.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan speaks to Andrew Marr. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

Asked on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show whether the schools budget will be protected, Morgan said: "We're going to have more to say on schools funding very shortly but what I can say is that I am absolutely fighting for the schools budget to be protected."

"It goes back to the point, the announcement that we're making today, which is actually about getting the basics right really early on and that's why the investment is in the schools budget."

Murray breaks Djokovic back in second set

Murray has broken Djokovic back in the second set. Credit: Reuters

Andy Murray has clawed Novak Djokovic back to 4-4 in the second set after breaking the Serbian with a ferocious forehand winner.

World number one Djokovic clinched the opening set in 72 minutes after a tense tie break which could have gone either way.

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European Union rules 'are a problem for UK farmers'

European Union rules on what British farmers must grow are a "problem", the Environment Secretary has said.

Liz Truss said she saw the damaging impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on the UK farming industry "all the time".

Liz Truss said there are 'benefits' and 'serious costs' to being in a single market. Credit: Stephen Rafferty/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Truss told the Sunday Telegraph: "There are benefits to being in a single market, but there are serious costs.

"The three crop rule means that Brussels bureaucrats are going to be deciding what our farmers produce, rather than what consumers want, which is a problem."

Kim Sears wears 'parental advisory' shirt at Murray match

Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears made light of her apparent outburst during the Scot's semi-final victory over Tomas Berdych as she took her seat for today's final wearing a 'parental advisory explicit content' T-shirt.

She was caught on camera apparently swearing last week as tensions boiled over during a feisty encounter between Murray and Berdych.

Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears saw the funny side of her outburst. Credit: PA Wire

Murray is currently one set down against Djokovic in the Melbourne final following a tense tie break which the Serbian clinched 7-5.

Labour's Alexander doesn't rule out SNP deal

Labour's election strategist Douglas Alexander has refused to rule out a coalition with the SNP.

The shadow foreign secretary was repeatedly pressed on whether Labour would do a deal with Nicola Sturgeon's party in the event of a hung parliament but said he was "not going to play that game".

Shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander speaks to Andrew Marr. Credit: ITV/The Andrew Marr Show

"If you want change in Scotland my message is clear - the safest, securest vote is for the Labour Party because otherwise you risk David Cameron getting back into Downing Street," Alexander told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

"She [Sturgeon] is trying to get Labour voters to vote SNP to get a Labour government. My message is vote Labour for a Labour government'."

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