- 1. ANDY MURRAY WINS WIMBLEDON
- 2. ABU QATADA DEPORTED TO JORDAN
- 3. MILIBAND TO 'MEND NOT END' UNION TIES
- 4. YARD FACES GANG BOSS SCANDAL
- 5. BOEING CRASHES AT SAN FRANCISCO
- 6. UK TO SEIZE POWERS FROM BRUSSELS
- 7. SAATCHI TO DIVORCE NIGELLA LAWSON
- 8. ARE FIRST-CLASS STUDENTS 'WEIRDOS'?
- 9. MICHAEL PARKINSON HAS CANCER
- 10. LIONS WIN AND FROOME TAKES YELLOW
1. ANDY MURRAY WINS WIMBLEDON
Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title and ended Britain's 77-year-wait for a men's champion with a convincing victory over world number one Novak Djokovic. Murray won 6-4 7-5 6-4 after three hours and 10 minutes of tennis in temperatures exceeding 40C. “I hope you guys enjoyed it,” he said to the spectators afterwards. "I did my best.”
2. ABU QATADA DEPORTED TO JORDAN
Abu Qatada has been deported from the UK to Jordan to stand trial on terrorism charges. The radical cleric's plane left RAF Northolt at 02:45 BST to take him to his home country, bringing to an end a 12-year battle to deport him from Britain. Home secretary Theresa May said: “I believe this will be welcomed by the British public."
3. MILIBAND TO 'MEND NOT END' UNION TIES
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he will “mend, not end” the party's link with trades unions. Writing in The Observer, he argues that workers who belong to unions are the party's “biggest asset”, adding: "To cut these individuals loose would be to make politics more out of touch not less, more remote from working people."
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4. YARD FACES GANG BOSS SCANDAL
Scotland Yard faces a huge corruption scandal after whistleblowers claimed that sensitive units dealing with informants, intelligence and protected witnesses have been “infiltrated” by corrupt officers in the pay of ruthless gang boss David Hunt. The informants say Hunt used a “network” of officers to help him intimidate witnesses and jurors.
5. BOEING CRASHES AT SAN FRANCISCO
A Boeing 777 crash-landed at San Francisco airport yesterday, killing at least two people and injuring nearly 200 others. The tail of the Asiana Airlines plane broke off causing the plane to spin out of control. Onlookers said the plane cartwheeled on impact with the ground before a huge blaze tore through the wreck.
6. UK TO SEIZE POWERS FROM BRUSSELS
Ministers are to seize back around 100 powers from Europe this week, reports the Sunday Telegraph. The home secretary will give MPs proposals to opt out of 133 EU measures covering justice, home affairs and the police by next spring. It is expected that more than two thirds will disappear permanently from British law.
7. SAATCHI TO DIVORCE NIGELLA LAWSON
Charles Saatchi has begun divorce proceedings against Nigella Lawson weeks after photographs showed him grabbing her neck at a London restaurant. “I am sorry to announce that Nigella Lawson and I are getting divorced,” he told the Mail On Sunday. He added that he is “disappointed” Nigella did not defend him after the restaurant row.
8. ARE FIRST-CLASS STUDENTS 'WEIRDOS'?
An influential British businessman says he would rather employ graduates with 2:2s and thirds than a first. Rory Sutherland, of Ogilvy Group UK, said students who spurn drink, drugs and the opposite sex to read Thucydides are “weirdos”. He added: “We could simply place ads in newspapers: ‘Headed for 2:2 or a third? Finish your joint and come and work for us.’ ”
9. MICHAEL PARKINSON HAS CANCER
Broadcasting legend Michael Parkinson has revealed he is battling with cancer. He tells The Sun newspaper, “I have cancer — and I must admit it is a bore. I am 78. Of course mortality is on the mind. But I’m not afraid.” After being diagnosed during a routine medical, he is now undergoing intensive radiotherapy.
10. LIONS WIN AND FROOME TAKES YELLOW
The British and Irish Lions secured their first series victory in 16 years with a 41-16 win over Australia in Sydney yesterday. Coach Warren Gatland said he would not “gloat” after his decision to drop Brian O'Driscoll paid off. Meanwhile, Britain's Chris Froome won stage eight of the Tour de France yesterday and took the race leader's yellow jersey.
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