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British cancer survivor who entered Wimbledon as a wildcard wins first-round match

Wimbledon wildcard by beating Swiss player Henri Laaksonen in straight sets.Playing in the first Grand Slam match of his career, Peniston, 26, broke serve in the opening game and stayed in command thereafter, beating the world No 95 6-4 6-3 6-2. The British No 6 will play American Steve Johnson next, following the withdrawal of the injured Bulgarian player, Grigor Dimitrov.The win forms the latest chapter of Peniston's fairytale fightback, who when just one-year-old was forced to undergo tests after his parents found a lump on his thumb.

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Man bitten by 7ft alligator after mistaking beast for 'dog with long leash'
alligator took a chunk out of a man’s leg after he mistook the deadly beast for a dog.The frightening encounter occurred as 7ft-long reptile hid in the bushes of the garden at Warm Mineral Springs Motel in the Sarasota County area of Florida in the early hours of Thursday morning.As the man took a stroll, and seeing something catch his eye, he stopped to look at what he thought was a “dog with a long leash”.But he was given an almighty shock, when the alligator pounced and took a large bite of his leg, tearing some tissue away from his limb in the process.The victim found a deputy responding to a nearby call and he was able to get the unnamed man help – he was rushed to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he was given treatment for his non-life threatening injuries.The gator was captured and was “transferred alive to Townsend Farms”, in LaBelle, according to Adam Brown, the spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.Sarasota County sheriff’s spokesman Douglas Johnson said of the 49-year-old man: “He stated the figure appeared to look like a dog with a long leash, which is why he wasn't hesitant to move out of the way. To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here. “That’s when the alligator bit his right leg, holding on, and pulling on his muscle/tissue.
Mad Kremlin propagandists use Daily Star front page in bizarre attack on Boris Johnson
Vladimir Putin tried to hijack the Daily Star to trick war-ravaged Russians into thinking Brits have got it worse under Boris Johnson.The potty president’s propagandists blasted the UK for failing to axe the Prime Minister whom they alleged was either "lying or drunk".And they used our front page cartoon of the PM sporting a Pinocchio nose to back up their crazy claim - apparently unaware it was a joke.Russian telly anchor Olga Skabeyeva (corr) - dubbed "Putin’s Iron Doll" - played fast and loose with the facts in a desperate bid to convince Russians no matter how bad life gets under their despot they are better off than Brits.Flashing our satirical splash she said: "By the length of Johnson's nose on the front page…it is not difficult to guess that he lies on a regular basis.""That is, he is either lying or drunk.”She went on to lambast the botched Tory coup to oust the PM after Partygate, telling state TV: "In London they were finally going to get rid of the alcoholic Johnson."Even his dissatisfied fellow party members tried to dismiss him."But Boris eventually received a vote of confidence and was protected from resignation for a year."Johnson himself wanted to stop a vote at all, arguing the situation on the Ukrainian front was dire."So as usual he was cynical and hypocritical.’’She said the fact 211 Tory MPs had backed the PM with 148 against in the confidence vote went against opinion polls which showed 59% of Brits wanted him to go."Such is their democracy. Boris stays," she spat.
‘Own goal of the season!’ Gary Lineker skewers Nadine Dorries over Jeremy Hunt Twitter row
Gary Lineker, 61 has skewered Cabinet Minister Nadine Dorries after she admitted Tory preparation for the coronavirus pandemic were “inadequate” during a Twitter spat with fellow Conservative Jeremy Hunt.The former footballer took to Twitter to weigh in on Nadine’s public tirade in view of his 8.5 million followers.He reposted an article reporting on the politician’s admission, adding: “Serious contender for own goal of the season.”Nadine launched an attack on the Former Health and Foreign Secretary after he announced today that he would be voting against Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the upcoming vote of no confidence.He wrote in a series of tweets: “The Conservative Party must now decide if it wishes to change its leader.“Because of the situation in Ukraine this was not a debate I wanted to have now but under our rules we must do that.“Having been trusted with power, Conservative MPs know in our hearts we are not giving the British people the leadership they deserve.“We are not offering the integrity, competence and vision necessary to unleash the enormous potential of our country.“And because we are no longer trusted by the electorate, who know this too, we are set to lose the next general election.”Jeremy concluded: “Anyone who believes our country is stronger, fairer & more prosperous when led by Conservatives should reflect that the consequence of not changing will be to hand the country to others who do not share those values.“Today’s decision is change or lose.
Piers Morgan suspects ‘quite a few’ Tories will backstab Boris Johnson in confidence vote
Piers Morgan, 57, has taken to social media to voice his prediction ahead of tonight’s no-confidence vote.The broadcaster said in full view of his 7.9 million Twitter followers that he “suspects” some ministers will vote against Boris Johnson despite having voiced their support.Piers also claimed that the Prime Minister had “lost middle England” after he was greeted by jeers upon his arrival at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday morning.He typed: “Suspect there will be quite a few ministers publicly declaring their support for Boris but secretly voting against him tonight.“They all heard those boos at St Paul’s - they know he’s lost middle England.”Other social media users were quick to respond to Piers’ tweet to debate whether the Prime Minister still had support.AlistairGarnett said: “Notice to any wavering Conservative MP's...“Here in Middle England we still support Boris..“I suspect Piers knows well the boos came from lefty agitators that never supported Boris..”BSallyb wrote: “Agree - but who the heck replaces him?”Haynesey89 argued: “‘Middle England’ didn’t go to St Paul’s ffs.”Smoke_pete penned: “Nothing will happen he is Untouchable.”Piers’ remarks come after the PM’s anti-corruption Tsar quit his role this morning as pressure continued to mount on his position.It happened after Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the 1922 committee of backbench Conservative MPs, announced a vote will take place between 6pm and 8pm tonight.Under the party's rules, if 54 MPs write to Sir Graham declaring no confidence in Mr Johnson a ballot must be held.In a press release issued shortly after 8am this morning, Sir Graham announced the upcoming vote.He said: "The threshold of 15 percent of