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Players rally in support of Jimmy Greaves after stroke

Jimmy Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 games for England Credit: PA Wire

The world of football has rallied around former England legend Jimmy Greaves after he suffered a severe stroke on Sunday.

The former Tottenham, Chelsea and west Ham striker's agent thanked the "thousands" of people who have wished his client, now in intensive care, a speedy recovery.

Amongst the messages for the 75-year-old were those from fellow former England players, including Sir Geoff Hurst, Gary Lineker and his former TV co-host Ian St John, who is said to be "devastated" at the news.

Greaves was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on 13 May at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane.

Don't fall for Labour 'chaos', pleads Cameron

David Cameron is to give a stark warning to voters of the "chaos"' of a minority Labour government held to ransom by the SNP and Liberal Democrats.

As he embarks on a frenetic 1,300-mile trail over the final 36 hours of the election campaign, the prime minister will claim the constant "bribes" and "back-room dealing" at Westminster would wreak havoc on the economy and drive up interest rates.

David Cameron will be on the campaign trail for 36 hours Credit: PA Wire

The dramatic warning, due to be delivered at a rally in the South West, comes with the polls still showing the Tories and Labour effectively deadlocked.

Appealing directly to Ukip supporters and voters in Lib Dem seat, Cameron will seek to drive home his message about the chaos that would ensue if he is ejected from power.

"You don't have to imagine the chaos there'd be if Ed Miliband became Prime Minister," he will tell a rally.

I say to voters in Lib Dem seats, the only way to avoid Miliband-SNP and economic chaos is to vote Conservative this time,

I say to Ukip voters, the only way to avoid Milliband and the SNP is to vote Conservative this time.

– David Cameron

"Just watch the news. Nicola Sturgeon is on the television all day, every day, telling us she plans to put Ed Miliband into No10 - so that she could hold him to ransom every time there's a vote in the House of Commons.

The prime minister added that Nick Clegg was "no better".

"He told The Times he could happily support a Labour minority government propped up by the SNP."


Tsunami alert after earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A tsunami warning has been issued after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck around 93 miles south of Papua New Guinea.

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit in the New Britain region of the island nation.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 186 miles of the epicentre.

The latest quake follows two smaller ones in Papua New Guinea last week.

Miliband warning of NHS 'financial bombshell'

Ed Miliband is warning of a "financial bombshell" that means most English hospitals face having to cut staff, beds and services this year.

As the election campaign enters its final 48 hours, the Labour leader said a "cash crisis made in Downing Street" is putting severe strain on the NHS and will mean major budget cuts in the coming months.

Ed Miliband says the NHS is in "grave danger" Credit: PA Wire

Labour analysis of leaked documents produced by NHS Providers, which represents trusts across the hospital, ambulance and mental health sector, show financial forecasts for 98 trusts projects their combined deficit this year will reach £759 million - up from £250 million for the last financial year.

The party claims that equates to £1.86 billion across England's 240 trusts.

Right now, our NHS is in grave danger because David Cameron has broken his promises on the NHS.

Two-thirds of hospitals face having to make swingeing cuts, not some point in the future, but this year because of a cash crisis made in Downing Street. That will mean staff cut, beds lost and services closed.

– Ed Miliband

Dallas gunman under FBI surveillance since 2006

One of the gunmen shot dead after opening fire at an exhibition of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad had been under surveillance for nine years.

Elton Simpson was well known to the US authorities Credit: ABC News/ITV News

Court documents show that Elton Simpson, who was a room-mate of accomplice Nadir Soofi, had been under FBI surveillance since 2006 and was convicted in 2011 of lying to FBI agents over his desire to join violent jihad in Somalia.

Federal authorities began monitoring Simpson in 2006 because he was associated with an individual the FBI believed was trying to set up a terrorist cell in Arizona.

At one point, according to the documents, the FBI tried "unsuccessfully" to put Simpson on a US government no-fly list.

Simpson's father told ABC News his son was "always a good kid" but said they had "some very serious differences."

"We are Americans and we believe in America," Dunston Simpson told ABC News. "What my son did reflects very badly on my family."

Proportional representation back in favour among voters

Opinions on voting practices have shifted Credit: PA Wire

More than three in five people back a switch to a more proportional voting system four years after a referendum decisively ruled out any such move.

A survey by pollsters ORB for The Independent found a clear shift of opinion on voting practices, particularly amongst the younger electorate.

They found that 61% want the system reformed to better reflect public backing, against 39% wishing to stick with the present arrangements whilst 68% of younger voters wanted reform.

Thursday's General Election will mark the fourth anniversary of the UK referendum which rejected abandoning first-past-the-post (FPTP) in favour of the Alternative Vote (AV) system, by 68% to 32%.

But with the coalition having proved relatively stable and the traditional argument that FPTP produces decisive majorities apparently set to be undermined by another hung parliament, attitudes have changed.


Silicon Valley boss David Goldberg died on gym treadmill

David Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg pictured last year Credit: Reuters

SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died after he hit his head when he fell off a gym treadmill at a holiday resort.

Goldberg went to the gym at the Four Seasons resort in Punta Mita on Mexico's Pacific coast around 4 pm local time on 1 May and was found by his brother in the evening lying on the floor with a gash to his head, a spokesman for the local state prosecutor's office.

The 47-year-old, who was married to Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, showed signs of life when he was found and was rushed to hospital, where he died, the spokesman added, saying his body was flown back to the United States the following day.

Another source familiar with the investigation called it a "tragic accident".

Stuart Bingham wins snooker world championship

Stuart Bingham has beaten Shaun Murphy 18-15 to win the Betfred snooker World Championship at the Crucible.

Stuart Bingham has claimed snooker's biggest prize after 20 years of trying Credit: PA Wire

The 38-year-old from Basildon defied all expectations to reach his first final in Sheffield, and pulled off a stunning victory, finishing with a break of 88 as his family looked on. Before the break was finished Bingham punched the air in jubilation.

The win made him the oldest world champion since Ray Reardon, who won in 1978 aged 45.

Asked to sum up what the title meant after 20 years of trying, Bingham said: "Everything. Twenty years as a pro. Blood, sweat, and tears, on the road, qualifying in places like Prestatyn and Malvern, places like that.

"Everything rolled into one, so many family and friends backing me, it's just been unbelievable."

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