Cricketers' cycle challenge in memory of Tom Maynard
The Wimbledon tennis hawk - which was snatched by thieves during the first week of the tournament - has been returned to its owners.
Tim Henman talks about his thoughts on Andy Murray ahead and how he's passing on his tennis skills to youngsters in Islington.
There are two proposed routes for Crossrail 2, known as the Metro and the Regional route.
The Transport for London Commissioner claims Crossrail 2 is needed because London's population is growing by "a tube train a week".
Peter Hendy joined Mayor Boris Johnson at the launch of a public consultation where the price tag for the project remained a mystery. Simon Harris reports.
The launch of a consultation process on Crossrail 2 has been welcomed by the London Assembly's Transport Committee. But they warned they will be scrutinising the plans carefully.
– Valerie Shawcross, Chair of the Transport Committee
“Crossrail 2 has the potential to regenerate parts of the capital that are most at need, but it’s vital that plans for this project are robust and provide the best outcome for all Londoners.
“The Assembly welcomes the launch of TfL and Network Rail’s consultation and will be carefully scrutinising the plans of those in charge to make sure that London gets the boost it deserves from this proposed new transport infrastructure.”
Peter Hendy, the Transport for London Commissioner, has said Crossrail 2 is needed because London's population is growing by "a tube train a week".
A public consultation is being launched over the proposed route for London's new rail link, Crossrail 2.
There's two routes to choose from - the Metro scheme and Regional scheme - which could half journey times for some commuters.
The Metro scheme would go from Wimbledon to Alexandra Palace, mostly underground, stopping at Clapham Junction, Victoria and Euston.
The Regional scheme would take in the same central Wimbledon to Alexandra Palace route, but would stretch south west of Wimbledon into Surbiton and Kingston.
The consultation will be opened by Boris Johnson at Wimbledon Station this morning and will run until August 2.
All England Club chairman Philip Brook has defended the decision to offer the largest purse in tennis history at this year's Wimbledon Championships.
Prize money has been a hot topic in recent years and there has even been talk of potential strikes due to players' frustrations.
Wimbledon have moved to head off such unrest by revealing a 40 per cent increase in prize money for this summer's tournament, with the £22.6million pot the largest in the sport's history.
The new investment was announced today at the All England Club in south west London, where Brook was asked to justify the increased investment at a time when the country is struggling:
– Philip Brook, All England Club chairman
The economic climate is difficult, I would accept that.
I think we have to accept that the world that we live in is a world where we are competing with other international tennis events.
We also keep an eye on what is happening in other sports and we do think that this is a moment in time in terms of how we could respond to a subject that has been talked about a lot over the last 18 months.
We've chosen to make these increases this year because we think it is the right thing to do.
Wimbledon's Number One Court will have a retractable roof by 2019, the All England Club say.
Chairman Philip Brook told a news conference the design process would begin shortly, taking two years to complete before a three-year construction process.
The prize money at Wimbledon will increase by 40% this year, with singles champions set to receive £1.6 million.
The jump makes it the most lucrative tournament in tennis.
Last year's winners got £1.1 million.
South West Trains are now running a normal service between Wimbledon and London Waterloo, and between Dorking and London Waterloo, following earlier emergency engineering work.