The chance to break the “mattress dominoes” world record was one that a group of 850 people in New Orleans could take lying down. A Guinness representative was on-site to judge the event and present the World Record certificate in Louisiana. Until now, the largest human mattress domino involved 550 people, a record achieved in 2011 in Kortemark, Belgium. Mattresses for the event were donated, and will now go to various local charities.
The boxer Amir Khan has alleged an unidentified man ‘interfered’ with ringside officials during a World Title match last month. In a series of tweets, he claims the fight supervisor for the World Boxing Association Michael Welsh can be seen apparently being disturbed by a man in a blue shirt and hat sitting to his left. Amir lost the fight and two light-welterweight titles to Lamont Peterson in Washington DC.
video.news.sky.com James Murdoch insists he did not know about widespread phone hacking at the News of the World, and blames others for misleading MPs. Full analysis with Sky’s Deputy Political Editor, Joey Jones
The parents of murdered school girl Milly Dowler have told how media intrusion gave them false hope their daughter may still be alive. Sally Dowler told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards about her excitement as it appeared Milly had been accessing her voicemails after going missing in 2002. She said: “I rang her phone and it clicked through on to her voicemail and I just jumped and said: ‘She’s picked up her voicemails Bob, she’s alive’.” It later emerged that the News of the World commis
Actor Hugh Grant has said he suspects his voicemail messages were hacked by The Mail on Sunday. He said there was “no conceivable” way a story the newspaper published in 2007 about a Warner Brothers employee could have been written without his messages being listened to. Mr Grant sued the newspaper for libel over the story and won. It is the first time he has implicated a newspaper not owned by Rupert Murdoch.