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Kevin McHale admits he was star struck by Dustin Hoffman and Eddie Izzard while filming The Choir

Wimbledon Guardian: Kevin McHale admits he was star struck by Dustin Hoffman and Eddie Izzard while filming The Choir

7:07am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Glee star never got used to working with Dustin Hoffman on set – and found himself drawing on his Glee experience in the role of choir teacher.

Mayweather stripped of WBO title

Wimbledon Guardian: Floyd Mayweather has been stripped of his WBO welterweight title

7:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The World Boxing Organisation has ceased to recognise Floyd Mayweather as its welterweight world champion after he failed to pay the governing body a mandatory 200,000 US dollar (£130,000) sanction fee.

Injured McIlroy could miss Open

Wimbledon Guardian: Rory McIlroy may not be able to defend his Open title after injuring his ankle playing football

6:21am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The Open Championship is likely to be without its star attraction next week as world number one Rory McIlroy nurses a serious ankle injury.

Banned FIFA chief to appeal

Wimbledon Guardian: Harold Mayne-Nicholls has been banned from football for seven years

6:19am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The head of FIFA's inspection team for the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will appeal against a seven-year ban from football after it was revealed he asked for favours from Qatar.

Azarenka has learned tough lessons

Wimbledon Guardian: Victoria Azarenka, pictured, is targeting a career-first major tournament victory over Serena Williams at Wimbledon

6:18am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Victoria Azarenka believes the love-torn and injury-hit two years that forced her to "mature very quickly" can inspire a first grand slam victory over Serena Williams.

KP backs tourists to retain Ashes

Wimbledon Guardian: Kevin Pietersen played a part in four Ashes-winning squads

6:16am Tuesday 7th July 2015

England's lack of a strike bowler could hinder their hopes of Ashes glory, according to former batsman Kevin Pietersen, who believes the only hope of emerging on top this summer is to take the attack to Australia.

Bronze - Don't stop me now

Wimbledon Guardian: England star Lucy Bronze is already looking forward to the start of the new season

6:13am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Lucy Bronze touched down in England after playing her part in a memorable World Cup campaign and insisted the whole squad need to return to club football as soon as possible to maintain the surge of momentum for the women's game.

Kyrgios will find his way - Murray

Wimbledon Guardian: Andy Murray feels Nick Kyrgios, pictured, lacks maturity

6:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Andy Murray believes Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios should be cut some slack while he matures and learns to handle his emotions on the court.

Froome reaches France in yellow

Wimbledon Guardian: Team Sky's Chris Froome, the 2013 winner, will wear the race leader's yellow jersey on Tuesday's fourth stage

6:08am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The 102nd Tour de France crossed into its homeland on Tuesday with Chris Froome in the leader's yellow jersey he hopes to win for a second time in Paris on July 26.

Teen to be jailed over Syria plot

Wimbledon Guardian: Syed Choudhury is to be jailed by a judge at the Old Bailey

6:07am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A teenage jihadist who wanted to bring Sharia law to the UK will be jailed later for plotting to go to Syria to fight for Islamic State.

Degree date for dissertation dog

Wimbledon Guardian: Fudge the dog helped his owner complete his university course in Edinburgh

3:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A student and his dog will don graduation robes today after the pet helped his owner complete his university degree.

X Factor auditions back on

Wimbledon Guardian: Simon Cowell's mother Julie, who has died at the age of 89.

1:28am Tuesday 7th July 2015

X Factor auditions will begin tomorrow after a two-day break following the death of show supremo Simon Cowell's mother.

'Credible' Greek bailout plan urged

Wimbledon Guardian: German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande at talks over the Greece crisis (PA)

1:28am Tuesday 7th July 2015

It is for Greece to come up with "serious, credible" new proposals to deal with the country's debt crisis, Athens was warned as eurozone leaders gathered for an emergency summit to discuss its future in the single currency.

Customers overpay £1.2bn for energy

Wimbledon Guardian: The Competition and Markets Authority has conducted a year-long inquiry into the energy market

1:23am Tuesday 7th July 2015

British households are overpaying for their energy by around £1.2 billion a year and are failing to switch to get the best deals, the competition watchdog said today.

Honda sets fuel efficiency record

Wimbledon Guardian: The drivers will be presented with the Guinness World Records title at Honda in Swindon, Wiltshire

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Honda has set a new world record for fuel efficiency after one of its cars covered 8,387 miles across 24 EU countries - using just £459 of diesel.

EE offers up sub-£50 4G smartphone

Wimbledon Guardian: The new EE Rook is the cheapest 4G phone ever in the UK

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

EE has launched the UK's cheapest ever 4G smartphone; costing less than £50 and running the newest version of Google's Android software.

Taser death officers 'restricted'

Wimbledon Guardian: Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by officers from Greater Manchester Police

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Police officers have been put on restricted duties after an inquest jury ruled they were "more concerned with their own welfare" than a man who died after being Tasered by an officer.

Charities face fundraising probe

Wimbledon Guardian: Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Four of the country's biggest charities are being investigated amid claims fundraisers contacted people on the Government's "opt-out" database.

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Wimbledon Guardian: A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread.

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study.

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Wimbledon Guardian: The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene.

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Six bank staff have been sacked after filming themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

'£2bn cut from children's funding'

Wimbledon Guardian: Funding to help support vulnerable children and young people has been cut, charities have warned

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Nearly £2 billion was cut from funding to help vulnerable children keep their lives on track in the last five years, according to leading charities.

Osborne 'to relax Sunday trading'

Wimbledon Guardian: Local councils will be allowed to decide if they want to extend opening hours on Sundays

12:25am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Shops could open for longer on Sundays under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne, when he delivers his first all-Conservative Budget tomorrow.

Changing Rooms' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen glad of 'gay tag'

Wimbledon Guardian: Changing Rooms' Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen glad of 'gay tag'

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The presenter has revealed what his wife thought of him when they first met.

New Dragons' Den stars are coy about their cash

Wimbledon Guardian: New Dragons' Den stars are coy about their cash

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The new trio of Dragons’ Den entrepreneurs are staying tight-lipped about how much they are worth. In interviews with the Radio Times Magazine, the new line-up – which features Touker Suleyman, Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins – refused to divulge any specifics on their personal fortunes. When asked how much he was worth, Touker, who […]

Happy anniversary Cheryl and Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini! Here is their year together in pictures

Wimbledon Guardian: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's husband: Play my wife's music

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The couple, who married on July 7 2014, celebrate their one year anniversary today.

Annie Nightingale: Looks are still important for radio

Wimbledon Guardian: Annie Nightingale: Looks are still important for radio

12:11am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The BBC Radio 1 DJ said it’s still important to look good – even if she’s not on camera.

Holiday Britons 'overspend by £200'

Wimbledon Guardian: Many Britons say they get carried away when it comes to holiday spending

12:04am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Nearly two-thirds of holidaymakers admit to overspending while they are away, shelling out £220 more than planned on average, according to a Government-backed body.

Alarm over pregnancy alcohol levels

Wimbledon Guardian: A report has highlighted that alcohol consumption during pregnancy is widespread

11:41pm Monday 6th July 2015

Alcohol use during pregnancy is "prevalent and socially pervasive" in the UK and Ireland, health experts have warned after carrying out a large scale study.

Charities face fundraising probe

Wimbledon Guardian: Four charities have been accused of taking money over the phone from people with Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease and memory problems

11:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Four of the country's biggest charities are being investigated amid claims fundraisers contacted people on the Government's "opt-out" database.

Staff sacked for IS beheading prank

Wimbledon Guardian: The HSBC workers were dressed in overalls and balaclavas at a go-karting centre when they reportedly staged a beheading scene

11:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Six bank staff have been sacked after filming themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style execution during a team-building day out.

Love Island: What did viewers think of the five new girls entering the villa?

Wimbledon Guardian: Love Island: What did viewers think of the five new girls entering the villa?

11:36pm Monday 6th July 2015

Jordan’s ex was in the house. It didn’t go well.

KP backs tourists to retain Ashes

Wimbledon Guardian: Kevin Pietersen played a part in four Ashes-winning teams

11:27pm Monday 6th July 2015

England's lack of a strike bowler could hinder their hopes of Ashes glory, according to former batsman Kevin Pietersen, who believes the only hope of emerging on top this summer is to take the attack to Australia.

X Factor audition doors reopen after two-day delay following the death of Simon Cowell's mum

Wimbledon Guardian: X Factor audition doors reopen after two-day delay following the death of Simon Cowell's mum

11:16pm Monday 6th July 2015

The Cowell family have asked the press to respect their privacy during this time of grief.

City sign Unal

Wimbledon Guardian: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, pictured, has a new player at his disposal in Turkish youngster Enes Unal

10:57pm Monday 6th July 2015

Manchester City have completed the transfer of highly-rated Turkey striker Enes Unal from Bursaspor for a reported fee of around £2million.

Hamilton focused on title defence

Wimbledon Guardian: Lewis Hamilton is keen to win the Formula One championship for a third time

10:12pm Monday 6th July 2015

Lewis Hamilton has his sights firmly fixed on becoming the first British driver to successfully defend his Formula One world championship after winning at Silverstone in Sunday's incident-fuelled race.

Man arrested over pile-up deaths

Wimbledon Guardian: West Midlands Ambulance Service said an off-duty nurse was the first person to treat the injured after the accident on the A5

9:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing the deaths of two women in a multi-vehicle crash.

Bentaleb signs new Spurs deal

Wimbledon Guardian: Nabil Bentaleb made 35 appearances last season

8:40pm Monday 6th July 2015

Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has signed a new five-year contract, committing himself to the north London club until 2020.

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick 'split': 12 ways Twitter reacted

Wimbledon Guardian: Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick 'split': 12 ways Twitter has reacted

9:27pm Monday 6th July 2015

Let’s face facts. Any man whose name doesn’t begun with “K” is unlikely to keep a Kardashian sister.

Sidebottom puts Yorkshire in charge

Wimbledon Guardian: Ryan Sidebottom rolled back the clock at Edgbaston on Monday

7:32pm Monday 6th July 2015

LV= County Championship leaders Yorkshire moved into a commanding position after bowling out Warwickshire for just 69 on day two of the Division One match at Edgbaston.

Activity 'cuts heart failure risks'

Wimbledon Guardian: Cutting down on alcohol consumption reduces the risk of heart failure, experts said

7:22pm Monday 6th July 2015

Being active, not smoking, keeping slim and drinking only moderate amounts of alcohol can halve the risk of heart failure in people over the age of 65, a study has found.

Murray masters Wimbledon ace king

Wimbledon Guardian: Andy Murray celebrates beating Ivo Karlovic on Centre Court

7:15pm Monday 6th July 2015

Andy Murray found his fourth-round win over Ivo Karlovic "stressful" but believes his tactics proved the difference as the Scot booked his place in the Wimbledon quarter-finals.

Fury set for Klitschko showdown

Wimbledon Guardian: Tyson Fury, pictured, is going toe-to-toe with Wladimir Klitschko

6:57pm Monday 6th July 2015

Unbeaten British boxer Tyson Fury will challenge WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in October.

Milner remains full of ambition

Wimbledon Guardian: England international James Milner has begun life as a Liverpool player

6:53pm Monday 6th July 2015

James Milner has revealed that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was a major factor in his move to Anfield where he hopes to win "a trophy cabinet full of medals".

Stoke in player abuse court case

Wimbledon Guardian: Former trainee George Blackstock was scouted by Stoke City when he was just short of 16

6:08pm Monday 6th July 2015

Premier League club Stoke City are embroiled in a landmark civil case with an ex-apprentice footballer who alleges he was subjected to physical abuse at the hands of a former player in the 1980s.

Lightning strike walker 'improving'

Wimbledon Guardian: One of the walkers seriously injured in a lightning strike in Brecon Beacons is showing signs of improvement

6:07pm Monday 6th July 2015

A walker seriously injured in a mountain top lightning strike, which killed two others, is showing signs of improvement, police have said.

Tunisia bodies released to families

Wimbledon Guardian: Christopher and Sharon Bell, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre (West Yorkshire Police)

6:03pm Monday 6th July 2015

The bodies of seven of the Tunisia beach massacre victims have been released to their families, after an inquest heard of the fatal wounds they suffered.

Hall says BBC has made 'right deal'

Wimbledon Guardian: BBC director-general Tony Hall said the corporation was committed to fully fund TV licences for over-75s

6:02pm Monday 6th July 2015

BBC director-general Tony Hall said committing the corporation to fully fund TV licences for over-75s was the "right deal" in "difficult circumstances".

FIFA bid inspection chief banned

Wimbledon Guardian: Harold Mayne-Nicholls has been banned from all football-related activity for seven years

5:49pm Monday 6th July 2015

The head of FIFA's inspection team for the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups has been banned from football for seven years after it was revealed he asked for favours from Qatar.

Taser death officers 'restricted'

Wimbledon Guardian: Jordon Begley was shot with a Taser while being restrained and handcuffed by  officers from Greater Manchester Police

5:23pm Monday 6th July 2015

Police officers have been put on restricted duties after an inquest jury ruled they were "more concerned with their own welfare" than a man who died after being Tasered by an officer.

Froome takes yellow amid chaos

Wimbledon Guardian: Chris Froome has assumed the yellow jersey in the Tour de France

5:14pm Monday 6th July 2015

There was near perfection for Team Sky amid the chaos of a colossal crash as Chris Froome took the Tour de France yellow jersey on Monday.

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