Iain Percy, long-term friend and Artemis Racing teammate with whom Andrew Simpson won his Olympic Star gold and silver medals, posted the following on his Facebook page tonight:
“Yesterday I lost my closest friend of over twenty five years, the friendliest and kindest man I have ever met. I cannot believe he is no longer with us.
“Now all our thoughts should be with his wife and two amazing boys who meant the world to him. Andrew has more friends than anyone and we will continue to support his family with all our hearts
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Tens of thousands of rail passengers are facing mass train cancelations every day at Southern because of ongoing sickness by guards.
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the east of the region
Wednesday afternoon's weather for the west of the region