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Nadal victor Dustin Brown crashes out of Wimbledon

Dustin Brown, known as Dreddy, crashed out in the third round. Credit: PA

Dustin Brown, who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon, has crashed out of the tournament himself.

The German tennis player could not repeat his success as he was defeated by Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the third round.

Read more: 10 facts about Rafa Nadal's conqueror Dustin Brown

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Jewellery robbers knock down pensioner trying to stop them

Jewellery robbers on motorbikes in Bolton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police have issued images of offenders fleeing after robbing a jewellery store in Bolton.

It happened at 4.45pm on Friday 4 July 2015 at a jewellers shop on Newport Street, Bolton.

Four offenders, who were armed with axes and crowbars used two stolen motorbikes to carry out the raid.

They threatened staff before smashing glass cabinets and stealing a large amount of jewellery.

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A passerby tried to knock the offenders off their bikes with a billboard. One of the men collided with the 66-year-old man, injuring him. He was taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries but has since been discharged.

Jewellery robbers at scene in Bolton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

“These robbers have brazenly committed this robbery in broad daylight on a pedestrianised street, stealing a large amount of jewellery from the store.

Passersby on Newport Street had no doubt as to what these offenders were up to and were obviously infuriated by what they could see unfolding before their eyes.

One man courageously tried to stop the robbers as they made off, while a number of other members of the public took photos on their phones.

I would like to thank all of these people for their bravery and for taking a stand against these criminals, however, I would also urge people to be conscious of their safety in incidents such as this and to not unnecessarily put themselves in danger. Thankfully the man knocked over by the bike was not seriously injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at Scholey Street police station on 0161 856 5594 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Sergeant Iqbal Ahmed from GMP’s Bolton division

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Funeral for Irish nurse killed in Tunisia attack

The funeral has been held for the Irish nurse who was murdered in the Tunisia beach attack.

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, was on holiday with her husband to help him recover from heart surgery.

The coffin of mother-of-two Lorna Carty, from Co Meath Credit: PA

The mother-of-two will be remembered for her goodness and kindness, her funeral mass has heard.

Thousands packed into and around the Church of the Assumption in close-knit Robinstown, Co Meath, for the service.

Nurse Lorna Carty was on holiday with her husband who was recovering from heart surgery Credit: Facebook

Yesterday, the only child of a couple from Athlone, in the Irish midlands, who were murdered in the attack buried her parents on her birthday.

Larry and Martina Hayes, a couple in their 50s, were hours from returning home from their annual holiday when they were gunned down in the beach massacre.

Economic impact of Calais situation 'horrendous'

The Road Haulage Association has described the economic impact of the repeated disruptions in Calais as "horrendous".

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It said the situation is putting truckers' "lives and livelihoods" at risk as it called for "an urgent solution."

The RHA's Kate Gibbs said: "We have heard stories of drivers being threatened with knives. What I cannot stress enough is that these truckers are not getting the recognition they deserve.

"They are doing a fabulous job for the haulage industry, and the supply chain relies on them. Every member of the public relies on HGV drivers.

...The French don't see it as their problem but we have got to see action."

Final five UK victims of Tunisia attack repatriated today

Claire Windass, from Hull, was described by her family as 'warm, kind-hearted woman' Credit: ITV News

The Foreign Office confirmed the final five bodies being returned today are Lisa Burbidge, Stuart Cullen, Christopher Dyer, Bruce Wilkinson and Claire Windass.

They will arrive on an RAF C-17 aircraft at RAF Brize Norton at about 3pm.

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