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Wimbledon steps up security in wake of Tunisia attack

Extra police officers are patrolling Wimbledon today amid heightened fears of a terror attack following last week's massacre of at least 30 Britons in Tunisia.

Wimbldeon Credit: PA

With the UK's terror threat level at "severe" - meaning an attack is "highly likely" - Scotland Yard said it has made changes changes to policing plans for this year's tournament.

As well as extra patrol officers, including some in plain clothes, a "highly mobile" reserve unit is ready to respond to "emerging incidents", the force said.

It comes after at least 30 British holidaymakers were killed in the Tunisian beach attack on Friday, and as the UK prepares to mark the 10th anniversary of the July 7 bombings next week.

The tennis action on Centre Court kicks off today with defending champion Novak Djokovic's first round match, while 2013 champion Andy Murray will begin his challenge tomorrow.

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Electric car championship comes to Battersea Park

London's mayor Boris Johnson got behind the wheel to do some laps Credit: FIA

Thousand are expected to descend on Battersea Park today for the final weekend of the Formula E electric car championship.

The race uses battery-powered racing cars which only last half the race, so drivers have to leap into a second car halfway through.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, got behind the wheel of a Formula E car to complete two laps of the Battersea Park track.

Mr Johnson said: “It certainly is fast but I’ve gone faster! Let’s make sure we have it every year!”

Thousands take part in London to Brighton bike ride

The start of the ride on Clapham Common Credit: ITV London

Thousands of cyclists have crossed the start line for the 40th anniversary London to Brighton bike ride in support of the British Heart Foundation.

More than 28,000 people are thought to be taking part in the 54-mile cycle ride, which is the largest of its kind in Europe.

Today's ride began on Clapham Common and will take participants from city roads on to narrow country lanes. Hills along the route include Ditchling Beacon at mile 46. The summit gives participants 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside before they descend to finish by the sea.

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