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Richard Whitehead: Boston Marathon scenes 'horrendous'

Richard Whitehead, Paralympic gold medalist from Nottingham, has told ITV News Central the scenes at the Boston Marathon are 'horrendous'.

Two people have died and 23 people are wounded after explosions at the finish line.

The current world record holder for leg amputees in both the half and Olympic marathon distances has tweeted praying for friends.

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Family tribute to British boy killed in Newtown massacre

The parents of Dylan Hockley, the British boy who was killed in the Newtown massacre, have released a poignant tribute to their six-year-old son.

In a statement released last night, they said they did not regret moving to the area from England:

Everyone who met Dylan fell in love with him. His beaming smile would light up any room and his laugh was the sweetest music.

He loved to cuddle, play tag every morning at the bus stop with our neighbours, bounce on the trampoline, play computer games, watch movies, the colour purple, seeing the moon and eating his favourite foods, especially chocolate.

He was learning to read and was so proud when he read us a new book every day. He adored his big brother Jake, his best friend and role model ...

We will always be a family of four, as though Dylan is no longer physically with us, he is forever in our hearts and minds.

We love you Mister D, our special gorgeous angel.

– dylan hockley family statement

Read the full statement on the NBC Connecticut website.

101-year-old medallist sends message to Olympic hero Usain Bolt

A Birmingham born woman who is 101 next month has praised Olympic hero Usain Bolt after she received a gold medal of her own for fitness.Agnes Jones wants to send a message to Bolt who last night paid tribute to Birmingham for hosting the Jamaican team's training camp.

Mrs Jones who has been watching the athlete's races from her nursing home in Shirley, Solihull said: "Very well done indeed. I hope he continues to do it."And she added: "He's a very nice young man, and he deserved it."

Mrs Jones, a grandmother and retired seamstress, has just won a gold medal from the charity NAPA - the National Association for the Providers of Activities for Older People.

The centenarian beat 308 other elderly people in a competition which involved bicep curls with baked bean tins and sit-to-stand repetitions.She can dash 50 metres in 54 seconds with the aid of her walking trolly.

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