A ceremony in Maidenhead today marked the start of building work on the Alexander Devine Children's Service Hospice.
When it's built, terminally ill children in Berkshire will be able to receive residential hospice care in their own county, for the first time.
Veteran broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, and local MP, Theresa May, were at the site in Maidenhead as building work got underway.
Veteran broadcaster, Sir Michael Parkinson, and local MP, Theresa May, are breaking ground to mark the start of building work on the first hospice for children in Berkshire.
Construction is now underway at Woodlands Park Avenue in Maidenhead.
Up until now, young people and their families in the area have had to rely on services in other counties.
Theresa May has said that she believes the Prime Minister will do very well in tomorrow's live leaders' debate.
The Home Secretary added that David Cameron was preparing the head to head with leaders from the other main parties.
Her view is at odds with the Scottish Government's aim of keeping passport-free travel across the UK and Ireland.
She warned that the SNP administration's pledge to pursue "healthy population growth", outlined in the White Paper on independence, will "undermine" Tory policies south of the border.
The MP for Maidenhead said: "If the people of Scotland vote to leave the UK there would be profound changes for migration policy," she said in a speech at the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh.
"An international border would be created where one does not currently exist. This would have implications for people travelling to visit family, go on holiday or do business, and for our economies more generally.
Maidenhead MP and Home Secretary Theresa May is at Paddington tonight to launch a new train service to Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading. It follows a campaign for better services to cut overcrowding.
It follows a campaign by commuters for a later rush hour service in the evening to help ease overcrowding.
Other Thames Valley services will have more carriages with first class compartments converted for use by standard ticket holders. There are also extra trains between Swindon and Westbury.
Prime Minister David Cameron will chair a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) today to discuss possible military action against Syria.
Ahead of tomorrow's recall of Parliament, the NSC, which includes Maidenhead MP Theresa May among its members, is expected to discuss the intelligence gathered by UN inspectors from their visit to Mouadamiya, where last week's suspected chemical weapons attack is believed to have taken place
The council will also consider whether or not to push ahead with a military strike against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
Mr Cameron said before the meeting that any intervention in Syria would not be about the conflict itself, but preventing the use of chemical weapons by any regime.
Theresa May has spoken of her shock after being diagnosed with a chronic illness, but insisted it will not affect her demanding political career.
The Home Secretary was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago and must now inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life, the Mail on Sunday revealed. She told the newspaper: