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Police investigate suspicious death of five-month-old baby

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a five-month-old baby in south London today. London Ambulance Service was called to reports of an unresponsive baby at a house in Glastonbury Road in Sutton, shortly before 7.15am.

Police were called to south London this morning Credit: PA

The baby was taken to hospital where she later died. A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said officers were called to the house by London Ambulance Service shortly after paramedics arrived.

Cyclists finish Bikeathon 2014

Cyclists being awarded medals at the finish line. Credit: ITV News London

Thousands of cyclists completed the London Bikeathon 2014 earlier today. Participants could choose to take part in a 26, 52 or 100 mile route. Everyone who crossed the finish line was awarded a medal.

The event is expected to raise a substantial sum of money for the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research charity.

Cyclists receiving their medals. Credit: ITV News London
Free bananas at the finish line. Credit: ITV News London
Cyclists heading towards the finish line. Credit: ITV News London

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London Bikeathon 2014

A bike wheel. Credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Thousands of lycra clad cyclists will be taking part in the London Bikeathon 2014 today. All the money raised from the event will be going to Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

Riders can choose to do the 26, 52 or 100 mile routes. Though online registration for this event has closed, cyclists can still sign up in person on the day.

Watch the video below showing highlights from last year's event.

Witness appeal following assault on teenage girl in Epsom

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was assaulted by two men in an unprovoked incident in Epsom.

The victim was walking along Upper High Street towards Alexandra Road on Thursday 21st August around 11.45pm.

She was approached by two men who pushed the 16 year-old to the floor from behind leaving her with cuts to her face, hands and knees. The men laughed at the victim and ran off.

Both men are described as white, approximately 20-years-old, 6ft tall, of average build with a local accent. Both were wearing dark or grey coloured tracksuit bottoms.

This was a nasty and unprovoked attack which left the teenage victim shaken.

The two men showed no remorse for what they had done by laughing at the girl afterwards before approaching cars made them panic and run off.

I would urge anybody who was driving along that road at the time to get in touch with any information you have.

– Detective Constable Kirsty Webb, Surrey Police

Rewards for recycling your rubbish

You could get shopping vouchers for recycling your rubbish Credit: PA

Tens of thousands of households will be given shopping vouchers if they recycle more under a £5 million fund to promote weekly bin collections.

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles says that people should be rewarded for recycling more instead of being punished with "draconian" fines.

He highlighted a successful pilot scheme in Windsor where the council weighs each household's recycling and rewards them with vouchers for national and local retailers worth up to £135 a year.

It is a myth that fortnightly bin collections or unfair bin fines are needed to increase recycling. Rewards for recycling show how working with families can deliver environmental benefits without the draconian approach of punishing people and leaving out smelly rubbish. This Government is protecting the local environment by supporting recycling, as well as championing weekly collections which protect local amenity and public health. Councils with fortnightly collections will not receive government funding and are short-changing their residents with an inferior service.

– Eric Pickles MP, Communities and Local Government Secretary

Unexplained death in Surrey

Surrey Police has been called to an East Surrey Hospital following the unexplained death of a man. Officers were called to the hospital in Redhill just before 5pm this evening after a man in his 70s was found collapsed in the car park.

He was taken into the Accident and Emergency department where he later died. An investigation is underway to determine if the elderly man was struck by a vehicle prior to his death.

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