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Ex-MP to be sentenced for assault

Wimbledon Guardian: Former MP Eric Joyce will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court for sentence

3:24am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Former MP Eric Joyce is to be sentenced for attacking two teenagers in an ''unjustified and unprovoked'' assault in a shop.

Gay flies 'suggest evolution bonus'

Wimbledon Guardian: Research involving fruit flies points to the possible existence of inherited "gay genes" on the male Y chromosome (Photo: University of Washington)

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A study of gay fruit flies suggests that being homosexual might carry an evolutionary advantage.

Dog days for BGT finalist Matisse

Wimbledon Guardian: Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse wowed the judges and the public with a toy shop-inspired routine (ITV)

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Britain's Got Talent has been set up for a possible re-run of 2012 after performing dog act Jules O'Dwyer and Matisse won last night's semi-final.

Gap between NEETS and working peers

Wimbledon Guardian: The literacy and problem solving gap between NEETS and their working peers is bigger in the UK than in many other developed countries

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The literacy gap between young people who are jobless and out of education and their working peers is bigger in the UK than in many other developed nations.

Newer Pill 'linked to blood clots'

Wimbledon Guardian: About 9% of women of reproductive age worldwide use oral contraceptives

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

There is a link between newer contraceptive pills and a higher risk of serious blood clots, according to a new study.

Skin cancer hope from herpes virus

Wimbledon Guardian: Of the 26% of patients who responded to the herpes virus treatment, known as T-Vec, one in 10 saw their tumours vanish without trace

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A genetically-modified cold sore virus could be be made available as a game-changing new treatment for deadly skin cancer within a year, scientists claim.

Single drink risk to elderly women

Wimbledon Guardian: Even just one drink a day can harm the hearts of elderly women, research claims

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Just one alcoholic tipple a day can damage the hearts of elderly women, research has shown.

Donor hints at support for Kendall

Wimbledon Guardian: Liz Kendall is running for the Labour leadership

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Liz Kendall's Labour leadership campaign could receive a significant financial boost after a major donor suggested she appeared the most likely to take the party in the right direction.

New tax laws in Queen's Speech

Wimbledon Guardian: David Cameron vowed not to "waste a single moment" in delivering his manifesto promises

12:42am Wednesday 27th May 2015

New laws to keep the lowest paid workers out of tax will be included in the Queen's Speech but plans to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) are expected to be slowed down amid intense opposition.

Coin tribute to WW1's Edith Cavell

Wimbledon Guardian: A freshly minted five-pound coin featuring Edith Cavell, who was a nurse during the First World War and was executed by firing squad

12:22am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A new coin celebrating brave and devoted nurse Edith Cavell has been struck by the Royal Mint as part of its five-year commemoration of the First World War.

Consumer confidence at fresh high

Wimbledon Guardian: Positivity about job prospects and personal finances are both at their highest level for seven and half years, the latest figures from Nielsen show

12:22am Wednesday 27th May 2015

The proportion of UK consumers willing to spend money is at its highest level on record as confidence soars to a nine-year high, according to new figures.

Staff 'miss meals to stretch pay'

Wimbledon Guardian: Some 33% people surveyed said they worry about whether they will have enough money to last until they are next paid

12:22am Wednesday 27th May 2015

One in three workers worries about how to stretch their pay packet until the end of the month - with some people even skipping meals to make their money go further, according to research.

'Boost' in family spending power

Wimbledon Guardian: Figures suggest families had a little more spending money in April than a year previously

12:22am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Families had an extra £17 a week in their pockets to spend on treats in April compared with a year earlier, a report has found.

Howe is LMA manager of the year

Wimbledon Guardian: Eddie Howe has been named the LMA manager of the year

12:05am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Eddie Howe has been named Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association after guiding Bournemouth to the top flight while Jose Mourinho was named Premier League manager of the year on Tuesday evening.

A dog and some old men make it to the Britain's Got Talent final

Wimbledon Guardian: A dog and some old men make it to the Britain's Got Talent final

10:56pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

It was deja vu all over again for BGT viewers as Matisse followed in the pawsteps of Pudsey to make it into the final.

Which two acts have sailed through to the Britain's Got Talent final?

Wimbledon Guardian: Which two acts have sailed through to the Britain's Got Talent final?

10:36pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

We witnessed nine fantastic acts tonight but who managed to edge that step closer to the Royal Variety Performance?

Did these nine acts do enough to win their golden ticket to the Britain's Got Talent final?

Wimbledon Guardian: Did these nine acts do enough to win their golden ticket to the Britain's Got Talent final?

9:38pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

There was an extremely bendy teen, the world’s favourite Bordie Collie and a bunch of super-cool dads with sock suspenders.

Surespot 'becoming key tool for IS'

Wimbledon Guardian: An investigation claimed 115 people linked to IS have used Surespot in the past six months

9:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Encrypted messenger apps are becoming a powerful communication tool for Islamic State (IS) militants and their supporters, it has been claimed.

Skin cancer hope from herpes virus

Wimbledon Guardian: Of the 26% of patients who responded to the herpes virus treatment, known as T-Vec, one in 10 saw their tumours vanish without trace

9:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A genetically-modified cold sore virus could be be made available as a game-changing new treatment for deadly skin cancer within a year, scientists claim.

Single drink risk to elderly women

Wimbledon Guardian: Just one alcoholic tipple a day can damage the hearts of elderly women, a new study has found

9:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Just one alcoholic tipple a day can damage the hearts of elderly women, research has shown.

Green light for Aer Lingus takeover

Wimbledon Guardian: Aer Lingus is the subject of a takeover bid

9:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) looks set to take over Aer Lingus after the Irish government gave the green light to a 1.4 billion euro (£1.03 billion) bid.

A table with legs just stole the show on Britain's Got Talent

Wimbledon Guardian: A table with legs just stole the show on Britain's Got Talent

8:57pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Human legs, we mean. Not table legs. All tables have table legs.

Eurovision winner climbs UK chart

Wimbledon Guardian: Mans Zelmerlow representing Sweden, celebrates after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna (AP)

8:02pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

He won Eurovision, could Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow now be set to top the UK charts?

Merkel keeps power women top spot

Wimbledon Guardian: German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains the most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes

7:33pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The Queen is the 41st most powerful woman in the world in the annual Forbes' 100 list which is topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the fifth year in a row.

Robson Green has a blast with Strike Back stunts

Wimbledon Guardian: Robson Green has a blast with Strike Back stunts

6:57pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The actor had to get over his fear of heights for some action scenes in the new series of the Sky1 show.

Nadal and Djokovic advance

Wimbledon Guardian: Rafael Nadal already has nine French Open titles to his name

6:33pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic moved one step closer to a mouthwatering French Open quarter-final on Tuesday after both players won their first round matches in straight sets.

Toure signs new Liverpool deal

Wimbledon Guardian: Kolo Toure has signed a contract extension to stay at Liverpool

6:19pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Defenders Kolo Toure and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions to remain at Liverpool.

Coronation Street drama: what's in store this week?

Wimbledon Guardian: Coronation Street drama: what's in store this week?

5:18pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

It’s a life-changing week for many on the street.

Betting charge for Ipswich teenager

Wimbledon Guardian: Ipswich's Teddy Bishop faces an FA betting charge

5:00pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Ipswich's teenage midfielder Teddy Bishop has been charged with breaching Football Association rules in relation to betting.

Man facing jail for bid to join IS

Wimbledon Guardian: Zakariya Ashiq tried to get into Syria but failed, the court heard

4:15pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A young Muslim is facing jail after being found guilty of trying to join Islamic State in Syria to fulfil his ambition of becoming a martyr.

Hartley could face World Cup exile

Wimbledon Guardian: Northampton captain Dylan Hartley will face a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing on Wednesday

4:12pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Dylan Hartley's participation in the World Cup has been plunged into grave doubt after the England hooker was cited for an unprovoked headbutt in his club's Aviva Premiership semi-final.

Bouchard crashes out

Wimbledon Guardian: Eugenie Bouchard is out of the French Open

4:12pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard crashed out of the French Open in the first round on Tuesday but Serena Williams and Petra Kvitova are both through.

Alfie Boe to sing at FA Cup Final at Wembley

Wimbledon Guardian: Alfie Boe to sing at FA Cup Final at Wembley

4:07pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The singer said: “I’m proud to be a part of such a historic final, at such a historic venue, plus getting to represent our great nation.”

Blatter hits back at Figo claims

Wimbledon Guardian: Sepp Blatter, pictured, is confident ahead of Friday's election

3:57pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Sepp Blatter hit back at claims from Luis Figo that he is a dictator and expressed confidence that he will be re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday.

Boyce: Criticism won't harm Blatter

Wimbledon Guardian: Sepp Blatter is seeking a fifth term as FIFA president

3:46pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The flak that has been aimed at FIFA president Sepp Blatter may have little, if any, effect in deciding the outcome of Friday's election, Britain's outgoing FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce has admitted.

Keydata founder handed £75m fine

Wimbledon Guardian: The Financial Conduct Authority has fined three former senior staff of collapsed investment firm Keydata

3:38pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The former boss and founder of collapsed investment firm Keydata is facing a record £75 million fine over mis-sold "death bonds" following a scandal that hit 37,000 investors.

'Abuse' inquiry 'in early stages'

Wimbledon Guardian: Police vowed to protect the anonymity of plaintiffs

3:38pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Detectives are investigating claims a woman was sexually abused as uniformed police officers stood guard.

Nadal eases through to second round

Wimbledon Guardian: Rafael Nadal has his eye on a 10th French Open title

3:30pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Rafael Nadal showed few signs of weakness as he booked his place in the French Open second round with a straight sets win over French wild card Quentin Halys.

Clean bill of health for Bath

Wimbledon Guardian: Bath head coach Mike Ford will select from a full-strength squad for Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Saracens at Twickenham

3:22pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Bath boss Mike Ford has reported a clean bill of health among his squad in the build-up to next Saturday's Aviva Premiership final against Saracens at Twickenham.

New crackdown on football hooligans

Wimbledon Guardian: England fans are escorted by the Garda to the ferry terminal at Dun Laoghaire after the 1995 match against Ireland in Dublin was abandoned amidst violent scenes

2:40pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Police are tightening controls on football hooligans ahead of England's match in Ireland next month after a "deterioration" in the behaviour of some fans following Roy Hodgson's team.

Hammers earn place in Europa League

Wimbledon Guardian: West Ham have qualified for the Europa League

2:30pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

West Ham's new manager will have Europa League football to contend with after the club announced they have qualified through the fair play league.

Britain's Got Talent's Entity Allstars: Diversity's Ashley Banjo is supportive of us

Wimbledon Guardian: Britain's Got Talent's Entity Allstars: Diversity's Ashley Banjo is supportive of us

2:26pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The dance group are all set for an explosive performance in the finale of the ITV show.

All the stunning fashion hits and awful misses at Cannes

Wimbledon Guardian: All the stunning fashion hits and awful misses at Cannes

2:26pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Which were your favourite frocks on the red carpet?

True Detective director Cary Fukunaga quits new film version of Stephen King's It

Wimbledon Guardian: True Detective director Cary Fukunaga quits new film version of Stephen King's It

2:26pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The two-film adaptation of the 1986 horror novel was due to begin shooting this summer, but is now on hold according to The Wrap.

BBC axes Never Mind the Buzzcocks after almost 20 years

Wimbledon Guardian: BBC axes Never Mind the Buzzcocks after almost 20 years

1:52pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

The irreverent show has been hosted by Rhod Gilbert, Simon Amstell and Mark Lamarr and regularly featured Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes and Noel Fielding as team captains.

Clarke resists change

Wimbledon Guardian: Darren Clarke said it would have been "very foolish" to change the Ryder Cup qualifying system

1:41pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke has resisted the temptation to make any changes to the qualifying system for next year's Ryder Cup, which will get under way at the M2M Russian Open on September 3.

BBC axes Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Wimbledon Guardian: Phill Jupitus was a regular on BBC Two's Never Mind the Buzzcocks

1:40pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks has been axed by the BBC after almost two decades.

Phone hacking at paper 'systematic'

Wimbledon Guardian: Andy Coulson denies lying under oath in the 2010 perjury trial of former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan

1:22pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Hacking phones was "systematic" at the News of the World, the perjury trial of the newspaper's former editor has heard.

Neil ready for top-flight challenge

Wimbledon Guardian: Norwich manager Alex Neil knows what a challenge awaits in the Barclays Premier League following promotion

1:12pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Norwich manager Alex Neil knows he will have to learn fast for life in the Barclays Premier League but will waste no time in getting started.

Bayliss: I couldn't refuse England

Wimbledon Guardian: Australian Trevor Bayliss is England's new coach

1:08pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

England's new Australian coach Trevor Bayliss is still getting his head round the prospect of taking on his native country again - but admits it was an opportunity he simply could not refuse.

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