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Tributes for the actor Sir Donald Sinden after his death at the age of 90

Actor Sir Donald Sinden received his Knighthood from the Queen in 1997 C Credit: PA

The theatre and film actor Sir Donald Sinden has died at his home aged 90, his son has said.

Sir Donald made his name on stage as a Shakespearean actor and also had more than 70 credits for film and TV productions since the late 1940s to now.

He had been battling prostate cancer over several years and his death, just weeks before his 91st birthday, at his home in Romney Marsh, Kent, has been described as a "huge loss" by his family.

Sir Donald trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and made his film debut in 1953 with The Cruel Sea, later going on to perform with the Royal Shakespeare Company in leading roles such as King Lear and Malvolio in Twelfth Night.

Sir Donald was awarded a CBE in 1979 and was granted a knighthood in 1997 for his services to drama.


More than £20,000 worth of drugs seized at this year's Bestival music festival

Bestival on the Isle of Wight Credit: ITV news

More than twenty thousand pounds worth of drugs were seized at this year's Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight. Overall - crime was down this year compared to last year - with thefts from tents down by nearly a quarter. Forty seven thousand music fans attended the four day event at Robin Hill Country Park.

A total of 248 offences were recorded over the four days, 110 of these were thefts from tents. 62 drugs offences were recorded and 116 drugs related stop checks were carried out. Just over £20,000 worth of drugs were seized over the weekend and £25,000 worth of drugs were given up by festival goers in the amnesty bins at the entrances.

Chief Superintendent Scott Chilton, "The dedicated work of officers involved in the policing operation at Bestival 2014 is evident in these very positive crime figures. In partnership with the event organisers and Isle of Wight Council, we ensured the safety of around 47,000 members of the public onsite. We are also extremely grateful to local residents on the Island for their support and consideration over the festival weekend".

Advice for victims of panto scam

Thousands of computers have been exposed to a virus, because of a scam email about booking pantomime tickets in Bournemouth. The email - apparently from BH Live Tickets - claims to have tickets for Peter Pan at the town's Pavilion attached. But, when you click on it, you download a file containing the virus instead. The company has confirmed it didn't send the email and it's advising people to delete them and not to open any attachments or click any of the links.

Star Wars shock for photographer

The set of Star Wars Credit: Airbourne Aviation

A photographer , taking pictures for a flying school, thought that he had images of experimental aircraft at Greenham Common in Berkshire.

Instead, he had taken pictures of the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing fighter!

Filming of the new Star Wars film is taking place in the UK. Matthew Myatt was filming around the old missile silo. He says it was an 'unbelievable moment'.

Three principal characters will return: Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo.


Bournemouth Pavilion issues warning over scam e-mails

Bournemouth Pavilion has issued a warning Credit: Pavilion

"BH Live has received a high-volume of calls from members of the public in connection with an email purporting to come from BH Live Tickets. The email contains attachment(s) and hyperlinks relating to a booking for Peter Pan.

"BH Live's Information Security teams together with information technology professionals and suppliers have investigated the matter and confirm that its internal systems have not been breached and that the emails were sent from known SPAM IP addresses. The emails are not genuine and do not originate from BH Live. A number of precautionary measures have been taken to ensure data, systems and networks continue to be protected.

"The public is advised to delete these emails, to not open any attachments or links; ensure they are running the most up-to-date security products and that the operating system has been updated to the latest version. It is recommended that anyone receiving these emails update their passwords over the coming days.

BH Live continues to monitor the situation and is posting updates via websites and social media channels."

Bournemouth panto hit by e-mail ticket scam

One of the fake tickets Credit: ITV

Thousands of computers have been exposed to a virus after they received a scam email about booking tickets to see a pantomime in Bournemouth this Christmas.

The email, purportedly from BH Live Tickets, claims to have tickets for Peter Pan at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre attached.

But clicking on the attachment will instead download a zip file containing the virus.

BH Live Tickets said they had received "a high-volume of calls" since yesterday morning about the email and confirmed it had not originated from them.

More details shortly.

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