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News Thursday 8th August

8 August 2019 News

Organisers of the Cowes Week regatta have announced that racing for all white and black group classes on Saturday 10th has been abandoned. The first warning signal for White Group classes on Sunday 11 August will not be before 12 noon, to allow additional time for White Group competitors to reach Cowes following the very strong winds. The Race Committee intends to run the published programme of racing for Black Group on Sunday 11 August, with the first warning signal at the scheduled time of 1005.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by a star studded cast of sailing celebrities for the inaugural kings cup race.

The charity event saw Bear Grills and his charity “Tusk” take winning honours, followed by Dan Snow in London’s Air ambulance, third went to Fara Williams and Centre Point, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge placed a respectable fourth with Child Berevement, 5th saw Action on addiction skippered by John Bishop, 6th was Kate Thisleton, on place to be, 7th was helen Glover at the helm of Anna Freud national centre for children and families and finally, Her Royal Highness the duchess of Cambridge with the Royal Foundation placed 8th,

Prince George, sporting a gappy 6 year old smile was at the heart of the action and watched his parents race from the water.


A kitesurfer – who hit cliffs on the Isle of Wight yesterday – has died in hospital.

Emergency crews were called to Compton beach after the man, in his 50s, got into difficulty during windy weather.


Essex Police say a 14-year-old girl has died in hospital after she and two relatives were pulled from the water near Clacton Pier this afternoon.

An 18-year-old man’s in a critical but stable condition – while another teenage girl’s expected to make a full recovery.


A machete attack on a police officer’s prompted renewed calls to consider making Tasers a compulsory part of their kit.

The injured officer used his stun gun in east London last night.


Nationwide’s to refund 6 million pounds to thousands of customers for overdraft failings.

The regulator’s ordered the payout – as the bank broke rules which mean people should get a text alert before charges are imposed.