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Murray's coach believes in Londoner Ward

Andy Murray's coach, Jonas Bjorkman, believes Londoner James Ward has the fighting spirit to take his best-ever grand slam adventure even further.

The 28-year-old will take on Vasek Pospisil at Wimbledon today.

Ward blasted past rising Czech star Jiri Vesely to reach the third round of a grand slam for the first time, finally cracking the world's top 100 rankings.

Kids Company 'gave cash directly to kids'

Kids Company chief Camila Batmanghelidjh has stepped down as the head of her charity after concerns over its management.

The shake-up of the organisation has been pushed for by the Government, which was reported to have threatened to withhold a £3 million grant unless changes were made.

Harriet Sergeant, the author of Among the Hoods: My Years with a Teenage Gang, told ITV News London that she witnessed the charity handing out cash in envelopes to children - and said that they told her Ms Batmanghelidjh had favourites amogn them.

But Ms Batmanghelidjh said that the cash was for homeless children and denies the charity has done anything wrong.

Correspondent Rags Martel reports:


Azelle Rodney death: Cleared marksman hails verdict

A police marksman who has been cleared of the 2005 shooting of suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney has said he is "very grateful" for a not guilty verdict.

Anthony Long Credit: PA

A trial heard that Anthony Long fired off eight shots in 2.1 seconds, six of which fatally injured Mr Rodney, 24, in Hale Lane, Mill Hill, north London.

After deliberating for 12 hours and nine minutes, the Old Bailey jury found Mr Long, 58, not guilty of murder.

Afterwards, he said: "I am very grateful to the jury for returning a not guilty verdict. It has been very difficult facing trial for something that happened 10 years ago when I had acted to protect the lives of others as a part of my job and based on my training and experience."

Mr Long's lawyer, Scott Ingram from Slater and Gordon, added: "Mr Long has always maintained his innocence and he is relieved at today's verdict."

But Mr Rodney's mother Susan Alexander, who has fought a long battle to find out the full circumstances of her son's death, repeated her view that her son's death was "wholly unavoidable".

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Wimbledon in silence in memory of Tunisia victims

Spectators and staff at Wimbledon have paid tribute to the 38 people killed in last week's terror attack in Tunisia.

Hundreds stood in silence on Murray Mound at midday before clapping once the minute was over.

Matches started at 12.15pm rather than the usual 11.30am to allow players, staff and fans to take part.

Wimbledon descended into silence for the tribute. Credit: BBC
Police officers stand with their heads bowed during the silence. Credit: Reuters
Spectators observe a national minute's silence. Credit: Reuters
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