"The Elizabeth Tower" which houses the famous Big Ben

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A Dorset MP is instrumental in renaming the clock tower that the Houses of Parliament "The Elizabeth Tower" for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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The Queen on tour

Het Majesty the Queen continued her Diamond Jubilee tour today with a visit to Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

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Sculpture of Queen to be unveiled today

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The Diamond Jubilee Bronze with artist Vivien Mallock Credit: Nick Carter

The Earl of Wessex, will unveil a specially commissioned bronze in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Winchester today. The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Dame Mary Fagan, commissioned the bronze of Her Majesty The Queen for future generations to enjoy

It is being installed in the Great Hall in Winchester, following the example that took place in 1983 when the famous Royal Wedding Gates were commissioned for the wedding of The Prince and Princess of Wales.

The bronze sculpture is six feet in diameter. The Queen is shown wearing a necklace and diamond tiara. The surround for the bronze is a representation of the Hampshire Rose which provides an informal frame for the sculpture.

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Council terminates bus services

Countryliner Sussex Ltd has gone into administration Credit: Meridian

Surrey County Council has terminated all local bus services run by Countryliner on behalf of the authority.

Alternative operators have been employed from 10 October, to continue all the services with the current routes and timetables.

It comes 24 hours after Countryliner Sussex Ltd went into administration causing disruption to bus services in East Sussex.

The services now affected are:

10: Guildford-Boxgrove Park-Merrow – to be operated by Abellio Surrey11: Farnborough-Deepcut-Camberley-Frimley-Paddock Hill – to be operated by Stagecoach24: Guildford-Bramley-Birtley-Elmbridge-Cranleigh – to be operated by Coaches Excetera

25: Guildford-Gomshall-Peaslake/Holmbury St. Mary-Cranleigh – to be operated by Coaches Excetera

43: Cranleigh-Shamley Green-Wonersh-Godalming College – to be operated by Stagecoach45: Busbridge-Rodborough School – to be operated by Stagecoach

46: Aldershot-Farnham-Elstead-Godalming-Compton-Guildford – to be operated by Stagecoach73: Woking-Horsell-Chobham – to be operated by Abellio Surrey81: Woking-Barnsbury Estate – to be operated by Abellio Surrey87: Chobham-Lightwater-Collingwood College – to be operated by Stagecoach

School Bus Passes and Season Tickets purchased from Countryliner (weekly, monthly etc) will be accepted by the new operators until their expiry, without further charge.

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