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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.
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.
Service suspended on South West Trains between Ascot and Martins Heron due to fallen tree on the line.
All lines are currently blocked. The problem is expected to continue until around 13:00.
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."
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.
Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison joined dozens of daredevils as she took on the ‘Final Furlong’ - an 800ft zip wire challenge at Ascot racecourse in aid of Victim Support.
Linda Darrall, Divisional Manager for Victim Support in Berkshire said: “It’s brilliant that so many locals took on the zip wire challenge. This was a great opportunity to get together, have fun and raise money and awareness for Victim Support."
Victim Support is an independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. The charity is celebrating its 40th anniversary during 2014.
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.