His close friend, comedian Jimmy Tarbuck, said: "He was one of the greats of British entertainment.
The entertainer, Max Bygraves, has passed away at the age of 89
A 12-year-old boy, who drowned in a school swimming pool, died accidentally a coroner has ruled.
As Max Bygraves passes away at the age of 89, we open the archives to see a film Fred made in 2003 with Max at his beloved Dorset home.
Max Bygraves has died at the age of 89. He lived in Bournemouth in Dorset before emigrating to Australia in 2008.
Earlier this year, his daughter revealed her father was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
A 31-year-old woman who got into difficulties while bathing in the sea at Camber, near Rye, yesterday has died in hospital.
Tanzeela Ajmal of Tisbury Road, Norbury, was in a group of four people who were on the beach last weekend. Paramedics were joined by police and members of Rother District Council's Coastal Control Officer's beach patrol in treating the group.
Mrs Ajmal was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital at Brighton, where she died.
Three others, also from the Croydon area, were taken to the Conquest Hospital at Hastings, two of them in a critical condition with suspected lung problems from water ingestion and hypothermia.
They have all recovered and have been discharged from hospital
PCSO Dan Bevan, who was on duty on the beach said: "This is desperately sad news. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time."
Detectives are working to identify a woman whose body has been pulled from a
Emergency crews were called to the River Windrush in Oxford this morning.
A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman said: "We were called by a member of the
public at around 9.40 this morning as they reported seeing a body in the river
close to Church Lane in Oxford.
"We attended and the body of a woman was recovered about 10.15am.
"We are currently working to identify the woman and establish the cause of her
"At this time it is too early to say whether the death is suspicious or
A 22 year old father has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of the manslaughter of his four month old son at Maidstone Crown Court.
Wayne Acott of Sunningdale Court, Square Hill Road, Maidstone was charged with the manslaughter of his son Mackenzie in January last year.
The court heard how Acott returned home in the early hours of the morning on Friday 21 January, after playing computer games at a neighbour’s flat, and fell asleep on the sofa.
His partner woke him a few hours later and asked him to feed Mackenzie whilst she dropped her daughter off at school.
When she returned and pulled into her parking bay Acott called her mobile in a panic, saying that Mackenzie had just collapsed and he didn’t know what to do.
At hospital doctors told the parents that the injuries to Mackenzie were usually associated with a high speed car accident.
A post mortem examination revealed that Mackenzie was subject to a significant traumatic event such as an impact or impacts to his head or a shaking injury.
Following an investigation by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, Acott was charged with manslaughter on August 9 and pleaded not guilty on October 28.
Acott was sentenced the same day and received a five year sentence.
A 32 year old man has died after falling from his bike in the Boscombe area of Bournemouth.
Police would like anyone with information about what happened to Thomas Harris to come forward.
The fall happened near to the top of the Manor Zigzag path, by Boscombe Overcliff Drive at approximately 6pm on Tuesday 17 July 2012.
Mr Harris was found dead the following morning.
Police Constable Mark Palmer of Dorset Police road traffic unit, said:
“Emergency services were not contacted at the time – it is thought that Thomas did not realise the seriousness of his injuries.
“Ultimately, we are trying to establish whether Thomas died as a result of falling off his bike, or from a medical condition.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 19-year-old man in Chandlers Ford.
It follows an incident when ambulance crews asked Hampshire police officers to attend an address in Heathfield Road at its junction with Nichol Road.
They were assisted with a young man who was behaving violently and had become unwell.
The man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester where he died later the same day.
Investigators are appealing for witnesses in Chandlers Ford, between 6.30am and 7.30am on June 27, to come forward.
The investigation is looking at the circumstances surrounding police involvement with the deceased, including restraint techniques used, from the point officers arrived at the address.
Police investigating the disappearance of a man from his Portsmouth home have discovered a body.
Nicholas Sherwood, 38, went missing on Sunday morning.
A body was discovered in woodland on Scott Road this afternoon. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Formal identification procedures are still taking place.
Officers are keeping his family informed.
Police are today warning members of the public about the dangers of taking a barbecue into a tent or confined space following the death of a six-year-old girl at a campsite in the New Forest.
During the early hours of April 6, 2012, officers were called to the site at Holmsley where paramedics were treating Isabelle Harris. The little girl was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance and pronounced dead a short time later.
Today, at an inquest held in Bournemouth, the coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death, after it was found that Isabelle, from Gosport, died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.