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Palace game a 'once-in-a-lifetime experience'

I've been lucky enough to referee some of the biggest games in football but to oversee a match at Buckingham Palace will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

It's also an honour to be involved in an event that celebrates the volunteers within football who give up their time so that millions of people can enjoy the nation's favourite game.

– Howard Webb

Howard Webb to referee Buckingham Palace match

One of the country's best known football referees will take charge of the first football match to be played at Buckingham Palace between two teams from West London. Howard Webb will referee the game between Chiswick sides Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC.

Karl Standley, a groundsman at Wembley Stadium, marks out the the lines of a football pitch Credit: Press Association

The game at Buckingham Palace will form part of the the Football Association's 150th anniversary celebrations.


Police appeal after Chiswick road accident

Police are appealing for information and witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Chiswick.

They were called at 5pm yesterday, with reports that a number of vehicles had collided with a male pedestrian on the Hogarth roundabout.

The man, as yet unidentified, has been taken to hospital where his condition is critical.

It is believed that all vehicles involved stopped at the scene.

Officers from the Collision Investigation Unit at Hampton are looking further into the incident.

Anyone with information should call 020 8941 9011

Landslide house: Ex-police officer faces financial ruin

The house in Torquay was left teetering on a cliff edge. Credit: ITV News

The retired police officer is facing financial ruin after she bought her dream home in Torquay at auction just a week before a landslide left it on a cliff edge.

Sue Diamond made a telephone bid of £154,500 for the house in February 2010, without viewing it.

But eight days after the auction, a landslide left the 1930s house just 50 yards from a drop into the sea, and signalled the start of a lengthy legal battle.

Since then, she has been engaged in a legal war with the builder who sold it to her, Matthew Taylor, who has been reduced to living in a caravan while the dispute has dragged on.

For more on this story visit the ITV News Westcountry website.


Olympian to christen lifeboat

Greg Searle won bronze in the men's 8 in the London 2012 Olympics. Credit: Team GB Handout.

Olympic rowing medallist Greg Searle will take part in a ceremony today to officially name one of Chiswick Lifeboat Station's newest lifeboats.

The vessel, named 'Dougie and Donna B', was funded by a bequest to the RNLI by south-east London couple Douglas and Rosemary Battams.

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