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Cycling's Tour of Britain underway in the Midlands

The Tour of Britain is underway in the Midlands.

The cyclists set off from the Hive in Worcester this morning.

The route takes them into Herefordshire and Gloucestershire before finishing 115 miles later in Bristol.

Cycling's Tour of Britain comes to the Midlands

The Tour of Britain comes to the Midlands today.

The riders on the opening stage of the Tour of Britain Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The cyclists, led by yesterday's surprise winner Eduardo Zardini start off from the Hive in Worcester at 10.45am.

The route takes them into Herefordshire and Gloucestershire before finishing 115 miles later in Bristol.

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Nurse who told man to kill himself convicted again

An American nurse has been convicted for a second time for encouraging a man from Coventry to commit suicide.

William Melchert-Dinkel posed as a suicidal female nurse online Credit: ITV News Central

Mark Drybrough hanged himself in 2005 after chatting online to William Melchert-Dinkel who pretended to be a female nurse.

His previous conviction from 2011 was overturned earlier this year.

Mark Drybrough from Coventry was found hanged in 2005 Credit: ITV News Central

Mother of expat killed in shark attack pays tribute

The mother of a British expat from Warwickshire who was killed in a shark attack off an Australian beach has paid tribute to him.

Paul Wilcox is reported to have emigrated almost 30 years ago Credit: LinkedIn

Paul Wilcox, 50, was attacked at around 10.40am local time on Tuesday by what is believed to have been a great white as he swam around 15 metres from shore in Byron Bay, New South Wales (NSW).

His mother Marie Wilcox, who lives in North Wales where he grew up, told the BBC she had "adored" her son and took comfort from the fact he would have had a quick death.

I had a happy, well-adjusted lovely son talking to me the day before.

Twenty-four hours later he is dead and I still cannot take it in.

It is so cruel. My only comfort is he died rather than be injured (or) maimed, and have to be nursed.

He was on the other side of the world and I couldn't give him my love and help him and his wife Victoria - she will need lots of comfort.

– Marie Wilcox, mother

Mr Wilcox, who was born in Coventry, is reported to have emigrated almost 30 years ago, living in Sydney before moving to Byron Bay, a popular resort town south of the Gold Coast in northern NSW.

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