A 16 year old pregnant schoolgirl has died in hospital after being found with a scarf around her neck in Cheltenham.
Its Ladies Day at Cheltenham and the crowds have been out not only to watch the racing but to inspect the fashions
The first day of the Cheltenham Festival has attracted huge crowds today. Among them some famous faces.
Jockey Daryl Jacobs has been injured in a dramatic incident at the Cheltenham Fesitval.
Somerset trainer Paul Nicholl's horse appeared to be spooked by something as he was cantering to the start for the 2.40 race. The horse went through the rails and jockey Jacobs was thrown from the saddle and into a TV camera.
Initial reports suggest that Jacobs has injured his shoulder and leg. He is currently having medical treatment.
Cheltenham Festival's most successful jockey Ruby Walsh has suffered a bad fall and suspected fractured wrist in the day's first race.
The Irish jockey has been taken to hospital for X-rays and will now be unable to ride another race, including his mount in the Gold Cup.
Our cameras caught the scene this morning as the racecourse was shrouded in fog. It should all be clear by the time of the Gold Cup at 3.20
Cheltenham racecourse is normally the third busiest UK airport on Gold Cup day after Heathrow and Gatwick but thick fog has so far prevented any helicopter landing there this morning.
Somerset trainer Paul Nicholls flies the flag for the West Country in this afternoon's Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Nicholls has won the Gold Cup four times and today sends out Silvianiaco Conti for the big race. He is still looking for his first win at this year's Festival
The Cheltenham Festival concludes tomorrow and 17-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls has an excellent chance of winning the Gold Cup for a record-equalling fifth time. Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports.
The owner of a successful Cheltenham bistro is giving away her business to a charity. Linda Jones says that she could have sold the restaurant but wanted to ensure that it continues for a good cause. Ken Goodwin reports.
More of That, ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Jonjo O'Neill in Gloucestershire has won the World Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon.
The favourite. Annie Power, came in second
Prestbury Park is Jonjo O'Neill's local racecourse - he trains at Jackdaws Castle near Cheltenham.
More of That, ridden by Barry Geraghty and trained by Jonjo O'Neill in Gloucestershire has won the World Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon. .
World Hurdle result:
More Of That (B J Geraghty) 15-2
Annie Power (R Walsh) 11-8 Fav
At Fishers Cross (A P McCoy) 9-1