Scorching weekend for Wimbledon finals

ITV London weather presenter Manali Lukha has said that this weekend is set to be hot for both Wimbledon players and spectators alike.

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Andy Murray caught in gun scare

The tennis champion was caught in the midst of a gun scare this week - but it turned out just to be an autograph hunter brandishing a tennis racquet.

Andy Murray was caught in a gun scare this week - that turned out to be a tennis racquet

Police were called on Wednesday evening by a member of the public saying they had spotted a group of men in Swiss Cottage and thought one of them was carrying a gun. They followed the men's car to Chelsea and arrested all four of them on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

However, it turned out two of them had simply been banging on the window of Murray's car with a racquet to try and get him to sign it. A police spokesman said later they had found no trace of a firearm in the car and the men had been bailed pending further enquiries.

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Puppies born during Wimbledon final set

Four Jack Russell puppies were born just as Andy Murray was making British sporting history on Centre Court.

The appropriately named Murray, Deuce, Ace and Summer were all born during the final set of Andy Murray's win over Novak Djokovic in the Wimbledon final.

The mother of the puppies, Blossom, was found wandering the streets in Southampton on Friday before she was brought to a Blue Cross re-homing centre to give birth.

Murray was born first before Deuce, Ace and Summer followed.

Blossom pictured with her four new-born puppies. Credit: Blue Cross

Kirsty Smith, Animal Welfare Assistant at Blue Cross in Southampton, said: “We couldn't believe it when Blossom went into labour during the Wimbledon final. When the first puppy popped out during the final set, it was a no brainer to name him Murray after the new champion.”

The charity have said that Blossom and her four new-born puppies are all doing well and will be ready to look for new homes in a few weeks’ time.

To find out more about the Blue Cross and other pets which are in need of a new home visit their website.

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