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Missing woman has not been seen since December

Monika Kwiatkowska told friends she was going on holiday and would be back in January Credit: Thames Valley Police

Concerns are growing for a missing woman who hasn't been seen since December.

Monika Kwiatkowska, who is 30-years-old, was last seen on 15th December 2013 in Frieth, Henley-on-Thames.

She had told friends she was going on holiday and would come back in January, but no one has seen her.

She is thought to have got on a flight to Zurich on the 17th December from London City Airport.

Monika is originally from Poland and is described as white, 5' 4" with brown hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101.

Queen celebrates turning 88 at Windsor Castle

This portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by the renowned British photographer David Bailey CBE released to mark her 88th birthday Credit: David Bailey / PA Wire

The Queen will celebrate her birthday at Windsor Castle today.

A traditional 41 gun salute will be fired in Green Park, London by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery at midday.

An hour later, the Honourable Artillery Company will fire a 62 gun salute from the Tower Wharf by the Tower of London.

To mark her 88th birthday, a portrait by British photographer David Bailey has been released.

The picture was taken in March and commissioned on behalf of the Government's GREAT Britain campaign.

The Queen has two birthdays, her actual one is today whilst her official one is in June.

Her birthday in June is celebrated with the Trooping the colour parade.


Man due in court after deaths of two cyclists

A man is due in court charged with causing the deaths of two cyclists in Berkshire.

John Morland, who was 30-years-old, and 39-year-old Kris Jarvis were cycling along the A329 in Purley-on-Thames when they collided with a car.

Alexander Walter was arrested following their deaths.

He faces two charges of causing death by dangerous driving after his black BMW went out of control at speed on a corner.

Mr Jarvis and Mr Morland had been out on one of their regular training rides at the time they were killed on the evening of February 13th this year.

Sovereign's Day Parade at Sandhurst

by Rachel Hepworth

The son of a famous prisoner of war - was among 200 officer cadets - passing out at Sandhurst today.

Guy Peters is the son of John Peters, a Tornado pilot shot down and imprisoned by the Iraqis in the first Gulf war. Clearly not deterred by military service - he was also awarded the Queen's medal for being one of the best of his year.

Rachel Hepworth was there to watch the next generation of officers who will command our soldiers here and abroad on 'Sovereign's Parade' - a highlight of the Sandhurst calendar.

The interviewees are: John Peters, Former RAF pilot and Guy Peters, Officer cadet.

Row erupts over idea for housing development over M4

A vision for a huge development of 30 thousand homes - on a flood plain - straddling the M4 is causing an outcry. It involves plans for a new garden city which would include shops being built above the motorway at Burghfield.

The scheme has been submitted as an entry for an influential economics prize. No official plans have been put to paper, but fears about flooding have already brought residents rushing to condemn the idea. Penny Silvester reports.

The interviewees are: Victoria Groulef, Reading West prospective parliamentary candidate; Alan Wade, a Southcote flood victim; and Babette Smeesters, a Southcote resident.

Hundreds of cadets take part in Sovereign's Parade

Around 600 cadets are taking part in the Sovereign's Day Parade at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

Of those, 200 of the senior term will be receiving their commissions after a year of hard training.

Around 600 cadets are taking part in the parade today Credit: ITV Meridian
Cadets line up outside Sandhurst Credit: ITV Meridian
Standing proud outside Sandhurst Credit: ITV Meridian


Woman formally identified

A woman whose body was found at a property in Maidenhead on 21st March 2014, has been formally identified as Alison Taylor, aged 41.

Officers were called to a property in Mulberry Walk, Maidenhead where they discovered the body.

A post-mortem examination was carried out but proved inconclusive, so toxicology tests have been requested by the pathologist.

Thames Valley Police is continuing to treat the death as unexplained at this stage of the investigation.

Tributes to woman found dead in Berkshire

A woman found dead at the home where she cared for her disabled husband has been described as a "wonderful mother and grandmother."

Neighbours and friends said Alison Taylor - who had four grown-up children - was part of a big 'loving family'.

Alison Taylor was found dead at her home in Maidenhead Credit: INS

Her body was discovered at her home in Mulberry Walk in Maidenhead. She was just 41. Thames Valley Police say her death is unexplained. Officers remain at the scene.

Alison Taylor was found dead at her home in Maidenhead Credit: INS

Post-morten results were "inconclusive"

A post-mortem exam has been carried out after a woman’s body was found at a property in Berkshire.

Officers were called to Mulberry Walk, Maidenhead on Friday where they discovered the body of a 41-year-old woman.

The post-mortem exam was inconclusive, so the pathologist has ordered toxicology tests.

Formal identification of the woman is yet to take place.

A 42-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder is still being questioned.

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