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Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton has won the British Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes.

Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg finished second while Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was third at a rain-hit Silverstone.

The 30-year-old home favourite extended his lead over his Mercedes team-mate to 17 points in the championship, after overcoming a poor start and two rain showers.

Today's win seals Hamilton's fifth victory from nine races this season.


Appeal after man in wheelchair hit by a car on pedestrian crossing

Essex police are appealing for witnesses after a man in a wheelchair was hit by a car as he made his way over a pedestrian crossing in Colchester.

It happened at 6.30pm on Friday 3rd July in the High Street by the Slug and Lettuce pub.

The man's legs were injured, but not seriously.

Police say the make and model of the car is unknown at this stage.

Anyone with information should call police on the 101 number.

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Tea and cake at Sandringham House after christening

Prince George wore the same gown at his christening two years ago. Credit: PA

Guests at the royal christening will be served tea and cake at the Queen's country retreat Sandringham House after the ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will walk from the house to the St Mary Magdalene Church for the 45-minute service which starts at 4.30pm.

Kate and William will serve tea at the Queen's country retreat Sandringham House after the service. Credit: PA

Princess Charlotte will be baptised in the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by the Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly.

The royals and their guests will then head back to Sandringham where they will be served tea and slices of christening cake - which is a tier taken from William and Kate's wedding cake.

Read more: Ten things you need to know about the royal christening

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Princess Charlotte will have five godparents

Princess Charlotte will be christened later today. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen five godparents for their daughter Princess Charlotte.

William and Kate asked Miss Fellowes - the daughter of one of Princess Diana's sisters, to take on the spiritual role for the nine-week-old Princess.

Kate's cousin Adam Middleton was also asked along with the couple's friends Sophie Carter, James Meade and Thomas van Straubenzee.

The godparents will join the royals, which include the Queen and Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla, and the Middleton family.

Prince Harry will not attend the service as he is on a long-planned trip to Africa.

Read more: Ten things you need to know about the royal christening


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Travelling to Silverstone: Road closures and diversions

The A43 is closed to non-race traffic. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/PA Images

No through traffic on the A43 due in both directions between the B4525 (Syresham) and Brackley Road (Towcester). Only race traffic can use this section of the A43.

A one way system is due to be in place for traffic heading to Silverstone in the morning and away in the afternoon.

This system will be in place between 5:30 and 18:00 today.

Diversions will be in place on the A421 and A422 past Buckingham and the A508 to/from M1 J15 as well as the A361 from Daventry to M40 J11.

Local traffic is advised to use back routes past Litchborough, Adstone and Thorpe Mandeville.

Man stabbed close to children's playground

The attack happened close to a children's playground Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been stabbed in Chelmsford close to a children's playground.

The man, who is in his 20s, was stabbed following an argument with five men near a playground between Fifth Avenue and Arun Close on Saturday 4th July between 2pm and 3pm.

The victim, who lives in the local area, made his way towards the Anglia Ruskin University where he collapsed. He was treated by ambulance crews and taken to hospital by air ambulance. He's now been released from hospital.

A 55-year-old man from Chelmsford was arrested late last night on suspicion of GBH.

House fire in Cambridgeshire thought to be result of lightning strike

House in Longstanton was struck by lightning Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service say a fire in the roof of a house in Long Stanton in the early hours of Saturday morning was caused by a lightning strike.

It happened at around 2.07am in Nelson Crescent, but the properties were vacant at the time.

Crews from Cambridge, Cottenham, Chatteris and Huntingdon dealt with the fire.

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