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Coroner: Cilla Black died from accidental head injury

TV presenter and singer Cilla Black died accidentally from a traumatic head injury after a fall at her home in Spain, Coroner Andre Rebello ruled at her inquest in Liverpool today.

Cilla Black died at the age of 72 at her home in Spain on August 2. Credit: PA

Recording an official verdict of accidental death, Mr Rebello called Cilla a "daughter of Liverpool."

Addressing her sons Ben, Robert and Jack, who attended the hearing, Mr Rebello added: "She was your mum and her death is a private personal matter and we have all got one mum. It is right that you grieve and remember her."

"Far more important is that you celebrate her life, but your mum was far more than just your mum.

"She was a daughter of Liverpool and she was a celebrity and loved by all in Liverpool and that will be part of her abiding memory and memorial. But you will have personal, private memories of her as mum.

"It is those memories of the ordinary things she did, normal family events, the love shared and the love given, that must be her abiding memory, not just for this generation, but for each born in the future."


Wilderness is 'the new breed of festival'

It's that time of year again - the festival season is upon us. And if you picture muddy fields, shabby tents and the great unwashed, you might be surprised to find a new breed of festivals catering to the more genteel side of things.

This weekend marks the fifth Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. And if you fancy sherry tasting, feasts, and clean toilets along with the music, this one's for you. Sam Holder has been along to see the preparations.

Arthur Daley fans in mourning after George Cole dies in Berkshire hospital

George Cole was best known for playing used car salesman Arthur Daley Credit: PA

Actor George Cole, best known for playing used car salesman Arthur Daley in ITV drama Minder, has died aged 90. He lived at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

Cole, whose showbusiness career spanned 70 years, starred as small-time wheeler dealer and crook Daley alongside his bodyguard Terry McCann, played by Dennis Waterman.

Cole died in hospital in Reading on Wednesday with his family at his side, according to agent Derek Webster.

Mr Webster said: "It is with deep regret that I have to announce the sad death of one of our most loved and respected actors.

"George Cole passed away at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading after a short illness."

His wife Penny, daughter Tara and son Toby were with him at his bedside.

Teenage girl missing after attending Pride in Brighton

Georgia Holder Credit: Sussex Police

Police say they are looking for a 14-year-old Crawley girl who went missing after visiting Pride in Brighton on Saturday.

Georgia Holder was last seen in the area of The Level around 6.20pm. It is thought that she was in the company of two male friends, possible called Ollie and Reagan, along with a younger girl.

Georgia is described as white, 5' 4", of slight build with with very long curly dark brown hair, hazel eyed and with a ring through her bottom lip, piercing to her right eyebrow, numerous piercings to her ears and wearing large, hooped earrings.

At the time she disappeared, she was wearing a white top, black jeans, pink cardigan and blue heels.

She may still be in the company of the boys. 'Ollie' is described as white, 6', slim, with short brown hair, bad teeth and wearing a blue T-shirt. He had a scrape on the right side of his lower back. 'Reagan' is white, 5' 2", slim with short brown hair and wearing a white T-shirt.

Police say Georgia is extremely vulnerable due to her age. If you know of her whereabouts or see her, please call 101 quoting serial 1342 of 01/08.


Could Brighton Pride 'bomb' have been pin-hole camera?

Police investigating a bomb scare at Brighton's Pride event at the weekend say it could be linked to a similar device - found in the car park of the city's Marina last month.

The annual parade had to be held back for an hour and a half, following the discovery of a suspect package placed near the start of the route in Hove on Saturday.

Today police said they're investigating whether or not the devices were being used as pin-hole cameras to take photos. Andy Dickenson reports.

Iconic TV star and singer Cilla Black has died aged 72 in Spain, according to reports

Blind Date and Surprise Surprise star Cilla Black has died at her home in Marbella, according to reports. She was 72.

Cilla Black was well known in the South, and for her friendship's Kent's Paul O'Grady, and Reading FC's Chairman John Madejski.

Cilla Black and John Madejski Credit: PA Images

They were interviewed at Henley Festival in 2011, where Cilla Black was looking forward to the evening entertainment:

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