Sport 19-year-old Kyle Edmund has been selected in Great Britain's Davis Cup squad

The 19-year-old was named for the first time by captain Leon Smith and could be handed the second doubles slot to play alongside the Wimbledon champion after impressing

Man charged after six-hour armed stand-off with police in Eastbourne

A retired man who was involved in a six-hour armed stand-off with police in a quiet seaside town has been charged with attempted murder.

Jeremy Forrest boards an aeroplane as he is extradited to Britain

Runaway teacher charged with child abduction

Jeremy Forrest, the runaway teacher arrested in France on suspicion of abducting schoolgirl Megan Stammers, was charged with child abduction last night.

Jeremy Forrest is understood to have been escorted to a French airport for a flight home

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest expected back in UK today

Runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest is expected back in the UK today after going on the run with his 15-year-old pupil Megan Stammers.

Police said today that the missing schoolgirl Megan Stammers and her teacher, Jeremy Forrest, have been located in France

Jeremy Forrest will not fight extradition

Teacher Jeremy Forrest who went missing with his teenage pupil Megan Stammers will not fight extradition proceedings against him and has agreed to return to the UK “as soon as possible”, his lawyers said today.

A CCTV image, released by Sussex Police earlier this week, of Jeremy Forrest and Megan Stammers on a ferry from Dover to Calais

Megan Stammers and Jeremy Forrest found, hand in hand, after eight days that felt like a lifetime

Teacher and 15-year-old Megan Stammers are tracked down by French police in Bordeaux

'Pure elation, pure relief' - stepfather's delight at Megan Stammers being found safe and well in France

The phone call that Martin Stammers and his family had spent seven long, arduous days hoping – indeed praying – for finally came shortly before lunchtime today.

Father of maths teacher who ran off with pupil Megan Stammers appeals to son to get in touch

The father of a married teacher urged his son and his teenage pupil Megan Stammers to “please, please get in contact” as a week passed since they fled to the Continent.

Father to appeal to runaway teacher Jeremy Forrest

The father of maths teacher Jeremy Forrest will today make a public appeal for his son to return home with his runaway teenage pupil, Megan Stammers.

Seal in false alarm

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Dover Coastguard in false alarm as man found playing with seal

Lifeboat crews called to a report of two people in trouble in the English Channel found a man swimming happily with a playful seal.

Two teenagers arrested over death of 46-year-old man beaten to death in Eastbourne

Two teenagers - one aged 13 - have been arrested in connection with the murder of man who was attacked after an argument with a group of youths outside a convenience store.

Elderly man who drove mobility scooter off Beachy Head cliffs named as Victor Newton

An 81-year-old man who was seen driving his mobility scooter off the top of cliffs at a beauty spot as visitors looked on has been identified.

Woman dies in Beachy Head plunge

A woman has died after falling from a cliff while out walking with her husband, according to police.

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Television fitness trainer Angie Dowds sent girlfriend a text message before committing suicide at Beachy Head

A celebrity fitness trainer sent her girlfriend a text message reading “my heart is broken; my spirit is broken” before leaping to her death from Beachy Head.

Top of the Pops to be resurrected as live stage show

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