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.

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Marchers gather for this year's Reading Pride parade

The annual Reading Pride parade has taken place in Berkshire. The event celebrates the community's diversity.

The pride organisation works to advance education and eliminate discrimination in relation to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.

Marchers prepare for parade through Reading
People in Reading during the Pride event to celebrate the community's diversity


New flood defences for Purley-on-Thames

It was hit hard by flooding - one of the worst affected areas - today though, defences are finally being installed at Purley on Thames - to try and protect it in the future.

70 homes there were affected by the rising waters over winter but it wasn't the first time - for many years there's been a problem.

Now a five metre wide embankment is being built - but many living there say it won't solve the problem. Divya Kohli reports.

600 tonnes of straw on fire in Berkshire

600 tonnes of straw are alight in Farnborough Village in Berkshire. The Fire Service is warning it will take some time to damp down. It's causing traffic South of Wantage, between Farnborough and West Ilsley.


2 Newbury appliances & a water bowser are attending 600 tonnes of straw alight, Copperage Road, Farnborough, near West Ilsley. Road closed.

Sir Cliff Richard interviewed by South Yorkshire Police

Sir Cliff Richard has been interviewed by South Yorkshire Police, his spokesman has said today. He voluntarily met with officers and was not arrested or charged.

The BBC was accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat in Sunningdale in Berkshire following an allegation of sexual assault.

Director General Tony Hall said BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Cliff Richard's flat following a sexual assault allegation.

Sir Cliff has strongly denied any wrongdoing, saying an allegation of an historic sexual assault is false.



Cliff Richard 'voluntarily met with police'

Sir Cliff Richard was today interviewed by detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy, his spokesman has said.

Today Sir Cliff Richard voluntarily met with and was interviewed by members of South Yorkshire Police. He was not arrested or charged. He co-operated fully with officers and answered the questions put to him. Other than restating that this allegation is completely false and that he will continue to co-operate fully with the police, it would not be appropriate for Sir Cliff to say anything further at this time.

– Sir Cliff Richard's spokesperson

Appeal after suitcase stolen from Berkshire train

British Transport Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak involving the theft of a suitcase from an Ascot train.

The 27-year-old victim put her large, black suitcase in the first class area of the train.

When she went to retrieve it at Reading, she then realised it was missing.

Officers are appealing for the public’s help as investigations continue into the theft of a suitcase Credit: British Transport Police

She was travelling on a train service from Clapham Junction to Reading on the evening of Friday 11th July.

Police want to trace the man pictured to assist with the investigation as he travelled on the same train.

Enquiries have been ongoing to trace the person responsible and I am today releasing a CCTV image of a man I would like to identify and speak to as I believe he will have information which can assist this investigation.

– Investigating officer, PC Diane Cooper
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