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Appeal to find missing Berkshire man

If you see Samuel Tuck please do not approach him but instead call Thames Valley Police Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information to trace a man who was last seen in Berkshire.

Samuel Tuck, aged 40, was last seen using a green canoe at Hurley Lock near Maidenhead on Wednesday. Police believe Samuel might have been fishing or camping in the area.

Samuel has brown hair, brown eyes, is between 5ft 8in to 10in tall, with a three to four inch scar on one of his forearms. He has lost weight since the attached photo was taken.

It is believed that Samuel was last seen wearing a long green jacket, jeans and white trainers.

Samuel has links to the Camberwell area of London.

Samuel’s family is extremely concerned for his welfare and desperately want him to come home.

If you are reading this Samuel, please get in touch with your family or police so we know you are safe and well.

– PC Graeme Guthrie, Thames Valley Police

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Mayor waits for decision on estuary airport

The mayor is awaiting the decision of the Airports Commission on short-listing an estuary airport.

It is the only credible option and the only one that gives us both the global and national connectivity we need in the medium and longer term.

– Spokesperson for Boris Johnson

Heathrow bosses have called on Boris Johnson to support a third runway if plans for the so-called "Boris Island" are shelved by the Airports Commission

Heathrow Boss wants Boris Johnson's backing

Bosses at Heathrow want to build a third runway Credit: PA

Heathrow's chief executive has urged Boris Johnson to back expansion at London's biggest airport should plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary be scrapped.

Airports Commission could exclude plans for the so-called "Boris Island" from its list of options for new runways in the South East.

The Mayor of London has announced he's seeking the Conservative candidacy at Uxbridge and South Ruislip at next year's general election.

John Holland-Kaye has published an open letter he has written to Mr Johnson quoting the mayor's former thoughts on airport capacity. Boris Johnson is opposed to expansion at Heathrow.

John Holland-Kaye has written an open letter to Boris Johnson Credit: PA

Mr Holland-Kaye said Heathrow would be "the only option left in the race" should the estuary plan be ditched.

Uxbridge and South Ruislip borders Heathrow, with many people in the constituency depending on the airport for employment.

Boris Johnson hopes to be the new MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip Credit: PA

Sadiq Khan MP: "Tories just offer more of the same failure"

Sadiq Khan MP: Tories are out of touch Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

Labour's London spokesman and MP for Tooting Sadiq Khan said:

"Boris Johnson's announcement is confirmation of how weak David Cameron is and how out of touch the Tories are.

"When millions of people are struggling under a cost of living crisis, the Tories are turning inwards, jockeying for position in a future leadership contest.

"What Britain needs is a change of direction. For all their squabbles over who leads them, all the Tories offer is more of the same failure."

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Johnson will complete Mayoral term if elected MP

Boris Johnson says that if he's elected as MP he will still serve out his term as Mayor Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Mr Johnson has said that if he is elected to the Commons next May he will still serve out his term as Mayor, which ends in 2016.

In his Telegraph newspaper column at the weekend he called for tougher anti-terrorism laws - including a presumption that Britons travelling to Iraq and Syria without notifying UK authorities are engaged in criminal behaviour.

"The law needs a swift and minor change so that there is a “rebuttable presumption” that all those visiting war areas without notifying the authorities have done so for a terrorist purpose."

– Boris Johnson

But Downing Street has poured cold water on the idea, stressing that police and security services are not "pushing" for such measures.

Boris Johnson applies to be west London MP

Boris Johnson has applied to be the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Boris Johnson has applied to be the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in the 2015 general election his spokesperson confirmed this afternoon.

Website GetWestLondon says the Mayor of London submitted his name to Conservative Campaign Headquarters this morning, just 48 hours before the deadline.

A committee of five members of the Uxbridge and South Ruislip Conservative Association will whittle the candidates down to three or four on September 5 before announcing their winning candidate on September 12.

Read: Boris Johnson says he will try to get elected as MP

Senior MP questions Mayor over 'Uber' taxi app

A senior MP has accused the firm behind popular cab-hailing smartphone app 'Uber' of unfairly undercutting London taxi drivers by "opting out of the UK tax regime".

Black cab and licensed taxi drivers protested over the app in June. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Margaret Hodge, the chairwoman of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, wrote to London Mayor Boris Johnson demanding to know why Transport for London allowed cars to take bookings through the app without a licence to operate in the capital.

Because the Uber app is operated via a company in the Netherlands called Uber BV, which makes the booking, takes the payment and issues the receipt, corporation tax is payable in Holland, rather than the UK, she said.

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