William plays polo at Ascot

The Duke of Cambridge has made his first public appearance since leaving hospital with his newborn son, playing in a charity polo match.

Live updates

Heatherwood hospital units closure to be reviewed

Video. After months of protests by campaigners against cuts at one of our hospitals, the Health Secretary and West Surrey MP Jeremy Hunt has ordered a review of the plans.

NHS bosses announced the closure of the minor injuries unit, birth centre and stroke ward at Heatherwood Hospital in Berkshire earlier this year. From Ascot, Mel Bloor reports.

Service cuts at Heatherwood Hospital to be reviewed

Heatherwood Hospital in Berkshire Credit: ITV Meridian

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered an independent review of cuts to services at Ascot's Heatherwood Hospital.

A review panel will examine a decision to close the minor injury unit, birthing unit and rehabilitation ward.

Mr Hunt will meet with Windsor MP Adam Afriyie at Westminster today.

Strong protests from the council, health staff and local residents saw 3,000 people sign a petition against the the proposal.


Prince William & Prince Harry back in the polo saddle in Berkshire

The Duke of Cambridge plays in a charity polo match at Coworth Park, Berkshire. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA wire
Prince Harry plays in a charity polo match at Coworth Park, Berkshire Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Prince Harry playing a charity polo match, with his brother, the Duke of Cambridge Credit: Jane Mingay/Sunday Telegraph/PA Wire

Appeal after couples attacked after Ascot races

CCTV of offenders
CCTV still of the women the Transport Police would like to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

Three women were attacked by two couples on a Waterloo-bound train following Ascot races.

The women used foul and abusive language towards the two couples- two men and two women.

The abuse continued on Richmond train station where the three women tried to attack the group of four before running away.

British Transport Police are continuing their investigation after receiving CCTV footage of the three women they want to speak to about the incident on Friday, June 21.

PC Neil Allison said: "This is a particularly violent and aggressive attack on two couples who had not done anything to provoke it.

"This is believed to be a very busy train service, with many of the passengers returning from a day at Ascot races. I am sure that other passengers on the train and at Richmond station may have information key to our investigation."

CCTV of offender
CCTV still of the third woman the British Transport Police are going to speak to Credit: British Transport Police


Load more updates


Today's top stories