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Man dies following collision involving two cars

Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian died following a collision involving two cars in Ascot.

Emergency services were called to Kings Ride near the junction with Prince Albert Drive where a pedestrian was involved in a collision with two vehicles, a Volkswagen Sharan and a Ford Focus.

The pedestrian, a 76-year-old man from Ascot, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

The occupants of the vehicles were uninjured.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who saw the collision, which was sadly fatal, or who may have seen a man walking along Kings Ride at around the time of the collision, to contact police.”

– Investigating officer Sergeant Grant Thomas, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Taplow

Increase in security as 300,000 people arrive at Ascot

It's that time of year again, when 300,000 people from across the region flock to Royal Ascot, for the prestigious and iconic five-day racing event..

Recent terror attacks in London and Manchester meant increased security. All bags and vehicles entering the racecourse were checked and armed police were on patrol.

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Simon meets George, a favourite at Ascot

The year 1990 was memorable for George Ridgley. It was the day he started work at Royal Ascot. And he's still there at the age of 83, as Simon reports.

Hats off to the Queen at Royal Ascot

Thousands of racegoers wearing their spectacular hats hid beneath umbrellas as they arrived for day one of Royal Ascot.

The world-famous event got off to a very soggy start. But the rain stopped just in time for The Queen's arrival.

She wrote in the official programme that her trips to the Berkshire racecourse are among her "most cherished memories". Kate Bunkall reports.

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TRAVEL - TRAINS: Trains suspended between Ascot & London Waterloo

Rail services have been suspended on South West Trains between London Waterloo and Twickenham, between London Waterloo and Ascot and between London Waterloo and Hounslow due to a lineside fire discovered earlier this morning at Vauxhall.

This is expected to continue until later this morning. A limited commuter service is in operation to and from London Waterloo, however passengers are advised not to travel into Waterloo unless it is absolutely necessary.

Appeal to help find missing man from Ascot

Stephen Gilbert was last seen in Ascot on Saturday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information to trace a missing man from Ascot.

Stephen Gilbert was last seen in Blackmoor Wood, Ascot, on Saturday.

Stephen is 51-years-old, white, about 5ft 6ins, of large build, with brown and grey hair, blue eyes. He often has a beard.

Stephen has access to a Silver Ford Fiesta Titanium automatic vehicle with the registration GIL1460.

“Stephen, if you are reading this please make contact with police so we know that you are safe and well. You can visit a police station or call 101."

– Investigating officer, PC Ben Eastment

Ladies' Day at Ascot today

It's Ladies' Day at Ascot today Credit: teve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It's the annual Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot today. Women from across the region and beyond are attending the horse racing event wearing their most fashionable outfits for the Gold Cup. Dress code assistants are on hand to ensure racegoers don't flout the rules.

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