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Nursery statement after inquest verdict

The owner of Dicky Birds Nurseries has released this statement following the inquest verdict today:

At the time we did not appreciate how dangerous jelly play could be. Immediately after the tragedy, we removed all free flow and food play from our nurseries. We remain devastated that the tragedy of this day two years ago cannot be undone and our thoughts remain with Tiya’s family.

– Rachel Berry, Dicky Birds Nurseries


MPs declare Wimbledon tickets and hospitality

Novak Djokovic. Credit: Sport/EMPICS Sport

MPs have declared more than £13,500 worth of Wimbledon 2014 tickets and hospitality. Among the beneficiaries were Labour's Deputy Leader Harriet Harman, Conservative, Mark Field, Shadow Sports Minister, Clive Efford and House of Commons speaker, John Bercow.

Organisations that donated seats in the prestigious Royal Box included the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and the All England Club. A major tobacco company also offered tickets to the men's final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

On two separate occasions John Bercow was given seats in the Royal Box which had a total value of £6,210. Harriet Harman received two tickets from the All England Club to the Royal Box and lunch valued at £3,5590.


Queues to walk over Putney Bridge as train breaks down

Broken down train causes District Line rush hour chaos

Rush hour commuters in south London faced long delays and frustrating journeys to work this morning after District Line services were suspended between Putney Bridge and Wimbledon for two hours.

A broken down train between East Putney and Southfields meant commuters were forced to head to work by bus or on foot.

Djokovic takes Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Novak Djokovic ruined Roger Federer's attempt of claiming a record eighth Wimbledon title today. The Serbian beat his Swiss challenger (6-7), 6-4, 7-6, (5-7), 6-4. However, during the match Federer scored over twice as many aces as the 27-year-old Grand Slam winner.

Londoner wins title at Wimbledon 2014

Jordanne Whiley Credit: John Walton/PA Wire

A 22-year-old Londoner has won a doubles final at Wimbledon 2014. Jordanne Whiley and her Japanese tennis partner, Yui Kamji have taken this year's Women's wheelchair doubles title. They beat Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot from the Netherlands (2-6), 6-2, 7-5.

Great Britain's Jordanne Whiley hitting the ball. Credit: John Walton/PA Wire
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