Gurkha soldiers in Kent have been scaling the Leas cliff in Folkestone in their battle against litter.
The efforts of the Royal Gurkha Rifles 2nd Battalion is in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday, and is one of a series of clean-ups coordinated by Shepway District Council as part of the national 'Clean for the Queen' campaign.
It is being billed as a huge party for the Queen - a star studded show in the grounds of Windsor Castle, to mark her Majesty's 90th birthday.
Now it has been revealed the event in May, which will be broadcast live on ITV, will be hosted by Britain's most popular TV duo Ant and Dec. As Rachel Hepworth reports, preparations are well under way.
The interviewees are: Simon Brooks-Ward, Director of the Queens's birthday celebrations; the singer Katherine Jenkins; Pau Roach, Windsor & Eton town manager; and Julia White, Windsor Visitor manager.
The Queen's love of horses is well-documented and today she got to meet the next generation of equine vets as she officially opened a new state-of-the-art veterinary school in Guildford.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh were also given a tour of the £45 million facility. The University of Surrey is aiming to deliver cutting-edge teaching and research.
The school boasts a large clinical skills facility and what the university says is one of the best veterinary pathology centres in Europe.
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Interviewee: Professor Chris Proudman, Head of Veterinary School, University of Surrey.
The Queen has opened a new state-of-the-art veterinary school in Guildford.
Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh were also given a tour of the £45m pound facility.
This latest investment means the University of Surrey will be able to deliver cutting edge teaching and research.
The Queen is opening a new £45 million veterinary school in Surrey today.
She will be joined by the Duke of Edinburgh for a tour of the University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford and will meet students.
The royal couple will meet Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, star of Channel 4's The Supervet, and see dogs that have benefited from prosthetic limb surgery. The new facility boasts one of the best veterinary pathology centres in Europe.
"We are hugely honoured to welcome Her Majesty and His Royal Highness to the University of Surrey.
The School of Veterinary Medicine further cements our position as a world-class institution that is delivering cutting-edge teaching and research from state-of-the-art facilities.
It will not only provide the next generation of sought-after veterinary graduates, but it will offer significant opportunities for collaboration between human and animal medical science professionals and public sector organisations."
The Queen was in Reading today to officially open the town's new railway station. £900 million has been spent on a major revamp which includes five new platforms, two entrances, a new link bridge and retail outlets.
Despite radical cuts to public spending after the last election the massive upgrade at Reading was given the go-ahead.
That's because the station is one of the most important hubs in the country with links to London, Gatwick, the south coast and the Thames Valley.
It's is also one of the most congested.
Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse was there for the Royal opening. and spoke to Robbie Burns from Network Rail, Mark Hopwood the Managin Director at First Great Western, and Reading East MP Rob Wilson.
The Queen will open Reading railway station today following its redevelopment.
Network Rail has spent £850 million improving the station which now has new platforms and new entrances.
It will be the second time the Queen has carried out an opening ceremony at the station.
Heroes and heroines from around the south and thames valley region have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. They range from movie stars to everyday folk doing extraordinary work, as David Johns reports.
Heroes and heroines from around the south-east have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. They range from sporting stars to everyday folk doing extraordinary work, as David Johns reports.
Michael Kelly, Professor of French and currently Head of Modern Languages at the University of Southampton, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.
Professor Kelly has been recognised for services to higher education and European cooperation.
“I am delighted to receive this honour. It recognises my contribution to cultural exchanges between Britain and France and the work I have done to promote the study of languages in this country.