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Reunion for man who travelled on Churchill's funeral train

A fireman who travelled on Winston Churchill's funeral train has spoken of the "deep sense of sadness" after being reunited with the locomotive.

Jim Lester, the fireman who worked on board the footplate of the Winston Churchill's funeral train Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

James Lester was at the National Railway Museum in York today to see the reunion of the Winston Churchill locomotive with the parcel van that carried the statesman to his final resting place.

The restored locomotive 'Winston Churchill' goes on display at the National Railway Museum, York Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The Battle of Britain Class steam locomotive and the goods van were restored for today's 50th anniversary and joined up with the luxurious carriage which carried family and guests.

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Queen to lay flowers to honour Sir Winston Churchill

The Queen will lay flowers on a memorial stone in honour of Sir Winston Churchill during a private ceremony at Westminster Abbey this evening.

The memorial stone is made from green marble and lies just inside the west entrance to the Abbey, near the grave of the Unknown Soldier.

It was dedicated by the Queen on 19th September 1965.

Police investigating Roy Keane 'road rage' incident

Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident involving former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.

Roy Keane Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Keane, 43, is believed to have got into an altercation with a taxi driver in Altrincham town centre.

At 11.30am, police were called to Ashley Road, Altrincham, to a report that a man had behaved aggressively towards another man. An investigation is under way to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

– Greater Manchester Police spokesperson

Mitt Romney will not run for US presidency in 2016

Former US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Romney has lost some of his supporters to rival candidates Credit: Reuters

Romney's announcement comes just three weeks after he unexpectedly revealed he was considering a third shot at the White House. The former Massachusetts governor had told a small group of former donors in New York he was thinking about running again.

However, he then discovered that a number of his previous supporters had jumped ship to former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Romney's exit from the campaign benefits the other favourites of the party's establishment wing including Bush, New Jersey Gov Chris Christie, Florida Sen Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker.

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Police find body in lake at Dorset nature reserve

Ham Common, near Poole, is marked top right, above where Henderson was last seen in Corfe Castle Credit: Google Maps

Police have found what they believe to be the body of Samantha Henderson, 25, in a lake in Ham Common.

The local nature reserve, which has been cordoned off, is approximately 12 miles (20km) by road from her home in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

Chris Evans undergoing tests for prostate cancer

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has told listeners he is "in the middle of the tests" for prostate cancer.

Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The presenter talked about it after former Small Faces and The Who drummer Kenney Jones, who himself survived prostate cancer, appeared on his breakfast show in support of a charity campaign.

Evans told listeners: "I've got to say I'm in the middle of a prostate issue right now."

He said he had gone to see a doctor after he couldn't stop peeing, and that he scared himself "half to death" when he researched the subject on the internet.

Evans said he used to be "scared" of medical tests but added he had "completely changed my tune on this the last couple of years".

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