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Our top 10 TV puppets of all time

Wimbledon Guardian: Our top 10 TV puppets of all time

3:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

We remember our favourite small-screen puppets.

Churchill Tube station could reopen

Wimbledon Guardian: A man walks along a passenger tunnel in the disused Down Street station in London's Mayfair district

3:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A disused Tube station which Sir Winston Churchill used as a retreat during the Second World War could finally be opened to the public again, 80 years after the last passengers disembarked.

Assisted suicide challenge go-ahead

Wimbledon Guardian: Alison Saunders made the prosecution of healthcare professionals in assisted suicide cases less likely

2:58pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Disability rights campaigners have won permission to bring a legal challenge against Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Alison Saunders over her current prosecution policy in relation to the law on assisted suicide.

Father weeps for gas death children

Wimbledon Guardian: Christi Shepherd and her brother Bobby died after a faulty boiler leaked gas into their bungalow in Corfu in October 2006 (West Yorkshire Police/PA)

2:58pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The father of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on a family holiday in Corfu has broken down in tears while describing his "perfect son" and "sensitive, feisty and loving" daughter.

Briton 'made deadly Iraq bombs'

Wimbledon Guardian: The trial is being held at Woolwich Crown Court

2:58pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A British bomb-maker built improvised explosive devices with "deadly intent" in a campaign against American soldiers in Iraq, a court heard.

Justin Bieber gatecrashes high school prom

Wimbledon Guardian: Justin Bieber sued by former neighbour

2:37pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The 21-year-old pop star turned up out of the blue at a school prom, to the delight of students.

Listen to Rudimental's brand new track

Wimbledon Guardian: Listen to Rudimental's brand new track

2:26pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The group have offered a first listen to a song from their upcoming second album.

Helen Mirren nominated for Tony award for her role as Queen

Wimbledon Guardian: Dame Helen Mirren: Don't call me sexy

2:16pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The actress is nominated for the best actress in a play award along with fellow British stars Carey Mulligan and Ruth Wilson.

Sam Smith scraps tour to rest voice

Wimbledon Guardian: Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after a problem with his vocal cords

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Singer Sam Smith has cancelled the rest of his Australian tour after doctors discovered a haemorrhage on his vocal cords.

Nancy Sinatra slams raunchy videos

Wimbledon Guardian: Nancy Sinatra has hit out at performers who use sexy videos to promote their music

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Singer Nancy Sinatra - the daughter of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra - has criticised today's "sexy and raunchy" pop videos.

Fresh start for Mariah in Las Vegas

Wimbledon Guardian: Mariah Carey at her official welcome to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (Invision/AP)

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Mariah Carey has swept into Las Vegas in style to begin a residency at one of the city's most famous casinos.

House stripes must go, says council

Wimbledon Guardian: Residents in Kensington branded the redesign "garish" and "hideous" and complained to the council

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

A homeowner who had her multimillion-pound house painted in red and white candy stripes, infuriating her neighbours, has been ordered to cover up the eye-catching paint job.

Noise row over Vaz via loud hailer

Wimbledon Guardian: A loud hailer attached to a Labour campaign car broadcast the voice of candidate Keith Vaz

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Veteran Labour politician Keith Vaz has been caught up in a noise pollution row after rivals complained of hearing his voice from a campaign car's loud hailer.

Britain is on 'back foot' globally

Wimbledon Guardian: Britain's role on the world stage has been hit over continued uncertainty relating to Europe

2:06pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The UK as a country on the world stage is "undoubtedly" on the back foot right now, the director of an independent international affairs think tank has warned.

Taylor leads new-look England team

Wimbledon Guardian: James Taylor is set to be given England's ODI captaincy against Ireland

1:54pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

James Taylor will captain an inexperienced England one-day side in Ireland next month, with five uncapped players named in the squad.

Agent: Benteke's focus all on Villa

Wimbledon Guardian: Christian Benteke's agent says the Belgian striker is focused solely on Aston Villa

1:49pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Christian Benteke's agent says there has been no interest in his client and that the in-form Belgium striker is only focused on his Aston Villa career.

Coronation Street's Billy will have to choose - the Church or Sean?

Wimbledon Guardian: Coronation Street's Billy will have to choose - the Church or Sean?

1:47pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The soap’s vicar will be made to confront the Bishop with the truth about his relationship.

Pearson focused on survival points

Wimbledon Guardian: Nigel Pearson has kept Leicester's survival hopes alive with four straight wins

1:34pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Boss Nigel Pearson has warned his Leicester side they have achieved nothing yet despite climbing out of the relegation zone.

Mourinho expects Foxes to stay up

Wimbledon Guardian: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expects Leicester to avoid relegation

1:34pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Jose Mourinho expects Leicester to avoid relegation from the Premier League and is taking nothing for granted as his title-chasing side go to the King Power Stadium on Wednesday.

Duo to make public appearances

Wimbledon Guardian: Manny Pacquiao, right, faces Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in the early hours of Sunday morning

1:28pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will make their first public appearances of the week on Tuesday as their £330million showdown draws ever closer.

Trump makes storming start

Wimbledon Guardian: Judd Trump made a strong start to his quarter-final

1:28pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Judd Trump is on course for his third Betfred World Championship semi-final appearance after dominating the best part of the morning session of his match against third seed Ding Junhui.

21 people from the 90s and 00s you've totally forgotten existed

Wimbledon Guardian: 21 people from the 90s and 00s you've totally forgotten existed

2:46pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Sisqo? Samantha Mumba? June Sarpong?!

Sam Smith scraps tour to rest voice

Wimbledon Guardian: Sam Smith scraps tour to rest voice

1:17pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Stay With Me singer has had to call off his live shows in Australia.

Nancy Sinatra slams raunchy music videos

Wimbledon Guardian: Nancy Sinatra slams raunchy music videos

1:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The singer has been talking about a “multi-media show”, featuring her late father’s music, at the London Palladium.

Wimbledon bosses make TV pledge

Wimbledon Guardian: Richard Lewis pledged that Wimbledon chiefs have no plans to move any of the coverage away from the BBC

12:52pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

Wimbledon bosses have pledged to keep Britain's grand slam tennis tournament on free-to-air broadcasting "in the foreseeable future".

Insolvency levels predicted to fall

Wimbledon Guardian: The number of people declared bankrupt is expected to fall

12:51pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The number of people whose finances became so bad that they were declared insolvent in the first three months of 2015 is expected to be at its lowest quarterly levels in a decade in official figures released tomorrow.

Dermot O'Leary's danceathon raises £1 million for Comic Relief

Wimbledon Guardian: Dermot O'Leary's danceathon raises £1 million for Comic Relief

12:48pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The former X Factor host has raised £1,011,117 for charity, with his 24-hour danceathon.

Which lucky EastEnders pair are about to become millionaires?

Wimbledon Guardian: Which lucky EastEnders are about to become millionaires?

12:48pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

One Walford couple is set to scoop the jackpot.

First look: Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men's Nightcrawler

Wimbledon Guardian: First look: Kodi Smit-McPhee as X-Men's Nightcrawler

12:26pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

X-Men fans were given a very brief glimpse of the Australian actor as the teleporting mutant.

Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler steal roles in Den Of Thieves

Wimbledon Guardian: Sam Worthington and Gerard Butler steal roles in Den Of Thieves

12:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The two stars will have leading roles in Christian Gudegast’s action thriller.

See Sesame Street's take on The Avengers

Wimbledon Guardian: See Sesame Street's take on The Avengers

12:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The puppets show off their new roles in The Aveggies: Age Of Bon Bon.

Are these Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed's wedding photos?

Wimbledon Guardian: Are these Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed's wedding photos?

12:07pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Vampire Diaries hunk and the Twilight actress got married at sunset in Santa Monica, California.

Orville the duck's ventriloquist pal Keith Harris dies at 67

Wimbledon Guardian: Orville the duck's ventriloquist pal Keith Harris dies at 67

11:57am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The variety show favourite, famous for his good-natured banter with his fluffy green duck, has passed away.

Who does Courteney Cox blame for the lack of a Friends reunion?

Wimbledon Guardian: Who does Courteney Cox blame for the lack of a Friends reunion?

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The actress reckons one former star is stopping them all from being Friends again.

Bob Geldof 'married in South of France'

Wimbledon Guardian: Bob Geldof 'married in South of France'

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Irish rocker, 63, and the French actress, 49, reportedly exchanged vows at a ceremony in the South of France,

Hailee Steinfeld to Break Hearts in ghostly thriller

Wimbledon Guardian: Hailee Steinfeld to Break Hearts in ghostly thriller

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The True Grit star will lead the film version of Daniel Waters’ young adult novel.

Penelope Cruz is red hot for Zoolander 2

Wimbledon Guardian: Penelope Cruz is red hot for Zoolander 2

11:36am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The sultry Spanish star swapped her glamorous gowns for a bright red ensemble for the comedy sequel.

Air passenger duty yields £3.17bn

Wimbledon Guardian: Air industry chiefs have criticised APD

11:35am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Passengers paid more than £3 billion in air passenger duty (APD) last year, according to official figures.

Ventriloquist Keith Harris dies

Wimbledon Guardian: Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his act with his puppet duck Orville, has died aged 67 (Robert C Kelly/PA)

11:31am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Ventriloquist Keith Harris, famous for his act with his puppet duck Orville, died today aged 67, his agent said.

Sandi Toksvig bows out as News Quiz host

Wimbledon Guardian: Sandi Toksvig bows out as News Quiz host

11:27am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The broadcaster, who took over as host in 2006, has been in charge for more than 220 episodes over 28 series and will bow out in June.

Take That riding high as they begin first tour as a trio

Wimbledon Guardian: Take That riding high as they begin first tour as a trio

11:27am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Take That kicked off their first show as a trio in Glasgow on Monday night.

Mel Giedroyc gets Eurovision presenting job

Wimbledon Guardian: Mel Giedroyc gets Eurovision presenting job

11:16am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Great British Bake Off presenter is heading to Vienna with Scott Mills.

Ewan McGregor pleads for Nepal quake zone aid

Wimbledon Guardian: Ewan McGregor pleads for Nepal quake zone aid

11:02am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The Scottish actor urged people to donate £5 toward’s the UN organisation’s programme to deliver clean water and other supplies to Nepal.

Toksvig bows out as News Quiz host

Wimbledon Guardian: Sandi Toksvig has been in charge of The News Quiz on Radio 4 for more than 220 episodes over 28 series

10:48am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Comic Sandi Toksvig is leaving Radio 4's The News Quiz after hosting hundreds of episodes over almost a decade.

The Osbournes TV reboot has been cancelled

Wimbledon Guardian: The Osbournes TV reboot has been cancelled

10:26am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The famous family will not make a comeback to reality TV, after talks fell through with the network.

Reid challenges beach body ad boss

Wimbledon Guardian: Susanna Reid has described Protein World's beach body ad as 'anxiety-inducing'

10:24am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid has criticised the "beach body ready" campaign for being "anxiety-inducing" as its marketing chief said the company had received a bomb threat.

Howe can't wait for MOTD debut

Wimbledon Guardian: Eddie Howe, right, has guided Bournemouth to promotion to the Premier League

10:19am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Eddie Howe says seeing his Bournemouth side on Match of the Day next season will be beyond his wildest dreams after the Cherries effectively sealed their promotion to the Barclays Premier League on Monday.

Incomes to fall 'whoever wins poll'

Wimbledon Guardian: Households can expect the tax and benefit changes implemented over the next Parliament to reduce their incomes regardless of who wins the election, the IFS has said

10:07am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Average incomes are set to fall whoever leads the next government, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said, as it published analysis of the tax and benefit plans of the main parties.

No wrong numbers for £7.8m couple

Wimbledon Guardian: A man from Bo'ness in Scotland has won a £7.8m lottery jackpot

9:35am Tuesday 28th April 2015

The latest lottery jackpot winner only found out he had scooped almost £8 million when a friend phoned to say she saw his numbers come up.

Rail chiefs clock up air miles

Wimbledon Guardian: Some of the international flights were as far afield as Japan and Australia

9:29am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Network Rail (NR) staff travelling on business spent £1.3 million on UK flights in the last two years as it was cheaper to fly than to take the train.

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