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Ballot opens for 5,000 tickets to watch Queen 90 celebrations

5,000 tickets will be available for the Long Walk in Windsor Credit: PA

Thousands of people have been applying for free tickets to help celebrate the Queen's birthday in Windsor.

Tickets for the celebration on the Long Walk in May sold out within hours in November. But a ballot of 5,000 tickets opened to the public yesterday.

The Long Walk will offer the opportunity to be involved in a pre-performance party on the final night of the event and to watch a live-screening of the ITV broadcast from the iconic Long Walk.

The show will tell the remarkable story of The Queen's life encompassing a reign spanning more than 60 years, starting from when she was born in 1926, through World War Two, to The Coronation in 1953.

Applications for the ballot can be completed online by filling out a short form, which can be found at www.hmq90.com or they can be applied for in writing to: Celebration on The Long Walk, The Old Booking Hall, Windsor Royal Shopping, Thames St, Windsor SL4 1PJ.

Ant & Dec to host ITV coverage of The Queen's party

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.

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Team begins stock check of 80 million Lego bricks

Credit: Legoland

A team of seven model makers are beginning a stock check of 80 million bricks at Legoland in Windsor.

They will be spending their time making essential repairs and conducting a careful ‘brick count’ to assess stock levels.

Our Model Makers not only have to make sure all of the models our guests get to enjoy on the resort - all 80 million bricks wort - are in great shape, it’s also their job to ensure there’s always enough bricks in the Lego bank to make repairs and build new models when we need to

– Lauren Moss, Legoland

The team will take five days to complete their stock check and brick count.

Credit: Legoland

Police release CCTV images of missing teenager

Missing Victoria Munn Credit: Thames Valley Police
Victoria Munn missing Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for the public’s help in tracing a missing teenager from Windsor.

Victoria Munn, aged 16, was last seen at 11am on 24 July at her home in Windsor. She told her family she was going to try to find a job and was then due to meet up with her friends however did not attend.

Thames Valley Police is releasing CCTV images of Victoria at Maidenhead railway station at around 10.30pm on Saturday (25/7).

Victoria is white, 5ft 4ins, slim and has long straight dyed blonde hair. She is thought to be carrying a black case which contains a saxophone.

She is shown in the images to be wearing a cream or white baseball cap, a dark long sleeved top with a cream or white collar, grey tracksuit trousers, dark coloured shoes and was carrying a blue backpack.

Victoria has links to Windsor town centre and it is believed she has travelled to Portsmouth in Hampshire.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Reeves said:

“Victoria has been missing for over a week and we are concerned for her welfare. It is believed she has travelled to Portsmouth and may be in the company of older people. As she is believed to have her saxophone with her, she may be busking. I would ask that anyone who sees anyone matching her description please contacts police as soon as possible. If you see this appeal Victoria, please get in touch with the police to let us know you are safe."

– Thames Valley Police
Missing Victoria Munn Credit: Thames Valley Police

Anyone with any information about Victoria’s whereabouts, please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting URN 956 29/7.

Appeal to trace missing girl from Windsor

Victoria Munn was last seen at her home in Windsor on Friday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing girl from Windsor.

Victoria Munn, aged 16, was last seen at 11am on 24 July at her home in Windsor.

She told her family she was going to try to find a job and was then due to meet up with her friends however did not attend.

Victoria is white, 5ft 4ins, slim and has long straight dyed blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded top which had “Windsor Music School” on the back. She may also be wearing a pair of black boots with floral print . She is thought to be carrying a black case which contains a saxophone.

Victoria has links to Windsor town centre and it is thought she may be in the Portsmouth area of Hampshire.

Police believe Victoria may be busking with her saxophone in Portsmouth Credit: Thames Valley Police

“We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about Victoria’s whereabouts or has seen anyone matching her description. She may be busking with her saxophone so if anyone sees her, please contact police. If you see this appeal Victoria, please get in touch with the police to let us know you are safe.”

– PC Alasdair McLullich, from Windsor police station

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Police reassure residents after stabbing in Windsor

Forensic teams at the scene Credit: INS

Thames Valley Police are reassuring residents in Windsor after two men were stabbed in a targeted attack. The men were seriously injured during an altercation between four men in Bell View.

A 21-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body. A 20-year-old man also suffered injuries believed to be caused by a knife. Both victims are being treated at Southampton General Hospital. The offenders are believed to be two teenage boys.

Investigating Officer Det Insp Penny MacKenzie of Force CID based at Maidenhead, said: “I would like to reassure the public that we believe this was a targeted attack and that the victims and offenders are known to each other. We are carrying out a thorough investigation into the incident and there will be an increased police presence in the area.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

Police hunt underway after two men are stabbed in Windsor

Police are hunting attackers after two men were stabbed in Windsor. Officers say an altercation took place between four men in Bell View.

A 21-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his upper body. A 20-year-old man also suffered injuries believed to be caused by a knife. Both victims are being treated at Southampton General Hospital. The offenders are believed to be two teenage boys.

Investigating Officer Det Insp Penny MacKenzie of Force CID based at Maidenhead, said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Bell View this afternoon to contact police via 101. I would like to reassure the public that we believe this was a targeted attack and that the victims and offenders are known to each other. We are carrying out a thorough investigation into the incident and there will be an increased police presence in the area.”

Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

Bubble marks Battersea milestone

Bubble is the 800th animal to arrive at the centre in Windsor Credit: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Old Windsor

Bubble is the eight hundredth animal to arrive at Old Windsor's Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The centre is taking in, on average, six animals every day.

"We're seeing an increase in people giving up their pets, but our doors are open 365 days a year and we'll always help those animals that need us. Bubble is an adorable pup but needs owners that can commit to his training. We're sure it won't be long before the right owners come along and he's happily settled in a new home."

– Kaye Mughal, centre manager at Battersea Old Windsor

The Royal Windsor Horse Show beings

'Windsor Wednesday' has marked the opening day of the international horse show that is attended by the Queen every year.

The colourful event where riders compete in events such as show jumping, dressage and carriage driving has been taking place since 1943.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show is the only time of the year that the private grounds of the castle are open to the public. Penny Silvester reports.

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