It wasn't horses in action at Ascot racecourse today, but aeroplanes. Before this year's Red Bull Air Race got underway fans got the chance to meet some of the best pilots in the world. The spectacle, which sees planes travelling at more than 200 miles an hour, is expected to have attracted about 60,000 spectators.
Ascot racecourse is playing host to the best pilots in the world this weekend for the Red Bull Air Race. It is the first time the high-octane event has been held in our region. Nick Smith is from the racecourse, he told us it's the perfect venue.
It's the fastest motor sport in the world and possibly the most high-octane racing on two wings. Today, the best pilots on the planet will be in Berkshire for the Red Bull Air Race.
The spectacle, which sees planes travelling at more than 200 miles an hour, is taking place at the home of horse racing, Ascot. And 60,000 spectators are expected. Sally Simmonds has been speaking to some of the pilots taking part.
An inquest into the death of a Russian tycoon has heard evidence - from the bodyguard - who found him dead at his home in Ascot - a year ago.
Boris Berezovsky, who'd been a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, had lost a 3 billion pound court case against Chelsea Football Club owner, Roman Abromovich.
Our reporter, Cary Johnston, has been following the inquest at Windsor Guildhall for us today.
The Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, found dead at his Berkshire home, became a "broken man" and spoke of killing himself after losing a multibillion-pound legal battle with Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, his inquest has heard.
His body was discovered slumped on the floor by his bodyguard at his ex-wife's luxury home in Ascot last March.
His death came months after his case involving billionaire Mr Abramovich ended in defeat - costing him millions of pounds and altering his personality, the hearing was told.
Boris Berezovsky talked regularly about suicide and described himself as "the poorest man in the world" before his death, an inquest has heard.
Bodyguard says Berezovsky would talk frequently about suicide
Bodyguard says Berezovsky would tell him - I'm not a billionaire I'm the poorest man in the world.
Mr Berezovsky's body guard added, however, that security was "very light" at the Berkshire home where the oligarch was found dead.
Bodyguard describes security at house where Berezovsky died as very light - anyone could break in
Boris Berezovsky was unprotected by security for "a couple of hours" prior to his death, an inquest into the Russian oligarch's death has heard.
ITV News' Romilly Weeks reports:
Bodyguard also says Berezovsky's huge security operation reduced to single bodyguard after he lost case with Abramovich
Berezovsky was unprotected for a couple of hours on the day of his death when his bodyguard went shopping
Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky was a "broken man" after losing a lengthy court case against Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, an inquest has heard.
The loss in the £3 billion claim is thought to have cost Mr Berezovsky £70 million in total.
Inquest hearing evidence from former staff members that Berezovsky was a "broken man" after he lost case against Roman Abramovich
Berezovsky's bodyguard describes him as very depressed in the last 4 months of his life
Boris Berezovsky's family has been asked why 'potentially significant' information was only presented to a coroner two days before his inquest was set to resume.
ITV News' Romilly Weeks reports from Windsor Guildhall:
Coroner asking Berezovsky's family why he only received information of potential significance to inquest 2 days before
Coroner says he will carry on with hearing regardless
The inquest into Mr Berezovsky's death was opened and quickly adjourned shortly after his death in March last year.
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