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Robbie Hughes's mum: 'no support for victims'

The mother of a footballer left with permanent brain damage after an attack in the holiday resort of Malia, says there's still no support for victims of crime abroad.

Robbie Hughes has made an amazing recovery, but his injuries ended his playing career Credit: Spirit of London Awards

Maggie Hughes's son Robbie, who played for Oxford Utd, was attacked while on holiday in Crete in 2012, and ended up in a coma. Four men were jailed for the attack, but have been released ahead of an appeal hearing this month.

Maggie has criticised the way her son's case was handled and has campaigned for a police station in Malia. She says much more still needs to be done to help victims of crime abroad.

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London swimmer died in Lake Windermere event

The Great North Swim event in Lake Windermere in 2009 Credit: Dave Tyrell/Tyrrell Photography

52 year old Colin Pringle, from Wallington, South London, died in hospital after participating in the Great North Swim in Windermere, Cumbria, on Friday.

The Great Swim Series is the UK's biggest exhibition of open water swimming and is staged in clean and safe lakes, lochs and docklands in various areas of the country, according to its website.

The Great North Swim features half-mile, one-mile, two-mile or 3.1-mile courses, with "expert safety kayakers" accompanying swimmers.

The case of the never ending hiccups

A teenager from Surrey is appealing for medical help to stop her hiccuping.

Emily Marsh from Wallington has hiccuped every two seconds since January and she even does it while she's asleep.

She's tried everything - from drugs to hypnosis and even old-wives remedies like drinking vinegar, but nothing has helped.

Ria Chatterjee has been to meet her: