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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.

Bake Off star takes on zip wire for charity

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.

Credit: Victim Support

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Fans watch world's best pilots in action at Ascot

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.

Home of horse racing plays host to best pilots on planet

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.

Inquest into the death of Russian tycoon resumes

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.

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Losing court battle "broke" Berezovsky

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.

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Oligarch 'frequently talked about suicide'

Boris Berezovsky talked regularly about suicide and described himself as "the poorest man in the world" before his death, an inquest has heard.

Mr Berezovsky's body guard added, however, that security was "very light" at the Berkshire home where the oligarch was found dead.

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Berezovsky 'unprotected' on day of his death

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:

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Berezovsky a 'broken man' after Abramovich case

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.

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