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Woman, 83, in hospital after William and Kate convoy crash An elderly woman is in a serious condition in hospital after a road accident involving the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's police escort. Prince William and Kate were travelling from London to Windsor when the woman, 83, was hurt on Monday. The accident involved a marked police motorbike in the convoy, and the police watchdog is now investigating.

Beautiful blooms from The Real Flower Company I've since discovered why their aroma was so powerful! New modern cut roses feature any trace of scent. This is because most commercially grown flowers have had their scent gene genetically removed to increase their durability and longevity.

Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around. HMS Enterprise is an Echo-class multi-role survey vessel - hydrographic oceanographic. Multi-talented and adaptable, she's equally at home mapping and surveying the ocean floor as she is acting as a floating base for minehunters.

Queen's Club: Andy Murray comeback delayed until Thursday Andy Murray's return to competitive action has been delayed until Thursday after rain washed out Tuesday's play at Queen's Club. The 32-year-old is playing in the doubles alongside Feliciano Lopez after five months out and a hip operation. The pair's match against Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah was due to be played on Wednesday.

Intelligent People Are More Likely To Swear, Study Says A scientific study has found that intelligent people are more likely to swear. Too f*cking right. The…

Martin Rowson on the third runway at Heathrow - cartoon Campaigners warn of long-term disruption as detailed proposals are published.

Police stop and search is working in London, says anti-violence chief The head of London's newly formed violence reduction unit has said Londoners feel powerless about levels of street crime but insisted that increased use of stop and search powers had been successful.

Yoann Barbet: QPR sign French defender after Brentford exit QPR have signed defender Yoann Barbet on a free transfer following the Frenchman's departure from west London Championship rivals Brentford. The 26-year-old centre-back has agreed a three-year deal at Loftus Road. Barbet scored seven goals in 118 outings for the Bees after joining from Chamois Niortais in the summer of 2015.

Steve Coventry obituary My friend and former colleague Steve Coventry, who has died aged 66 of cancer, was committed to public service, spending much of his life helping to improve local health services for people in Hillingdon, west London. Born in nearby Hayes to Violet Haxell, a comptometrist, and John Coventry, a mechanic, he attended Hayes grammar school.

Royal Ascot: Queen and family brave the rain for first day of racing Read Royal Ascot: Queen and family brave the rain for first day of racing latest on ITV News. All the Royal news.

SWR strike: Huge queues outside stations Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union began the walkout at 00:01 BST. Stations and platforms across the network were packed with morning commuters struggling to get to work. Share this with. Copy this link. These are external links and will open in a new window.

Hu Shuangyan guilty over 'Huawei' brothel network These are external links and will open in a new window. A woman has been found guilty of helping to run a network of brothels from rental properties. Hu Shuangyan, 37, was part of a gang that housed sex workers at flats in Kent, Essex and London, Maidstone Crown Court was told during the trial.

Super League: London Broncos v Hull Kingston Rovers Team news as London Broncos host Hull Kingston Rovers in Thursday's Super League fixture at the Trailfinders Sports Ground.

Whitechapel Mission gets cash for the homeless from London Overground passengers' loose change Rail commuters on the East London Line have handed in their loose change to donate more than £6,000 to the Whitechapel Mission so far this year to help tackle the homeless crisis.

Things To Do Today In London: Wednesday 19 June 2019 GARDEN PARTY: The gates of Portman Square open for a rather fancy garden party, raising money for local charity Greenhouse Sports. Enjoy live music and entertainment as you tuck into food from the nearby Hyatt Regency hotel, try your luck on the charity raffle, and take home a goody bag.

Woman knocked down while on phone wins payout from cyclist However, she ruled that Hazeldean was liable to pay damages, saying: "Cyclists must be prepared at all times for people to behave in unexpected ways." The court heard that Brushett was one of a "throng" of people trying to cross the road at the start of rush-hour.

An Utterly Glorious Garden Festival Is Coming To Hampton Court Palace From Tuesday 2 July to Saturday 7 July, the Royal Horticultural Society is back at Hampton Court Palace, with six summery days of talks, workshops, shopping and - naturally - gardens galore. Nurture your green thumb with the help of horticultural experts like Simon Lycett, Jamie Butterworth, Adam Frost, Joe Swift, David Domoney and Alys Fowler.

Free places for Tower Hamlets pre-school toddlers doubles in 5 years The number of toddlers from low-income families getting free Tower Hamlets Council pre-school 'early learning' has doubled in five years despite public spending cuts and nursery closures.

Hotel plans for Strand office block by Charing Cross station A fairly unremarkable 1980s office block that most people don't even notice save the branch of Boots on the ground floor could be demolished and replaced with a hotel. What the plans also means is that the largish Boots on Strand will have to close down.

My Neighbours The Dumplings 2.0 - Eat and Drink - London On The Inside My Neighbours The Dumplings has become a local fave in Clapton since opening back in 2016 and things are going so well that the restaurant is expanding, opening a second site in Victoria Park.

Wilkinson thanks Dagenham for helping him 'love the game again' The forward departed Victoria Road on Monday to sign with Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee.

Man stabbed to death in Tower Hamlets named Two men remain in custody following the death of Gleb Stanislavovitch Zhebrovsky on Saturday.

City careers festival for young Londoners gives access to some of world's largest firms Young Londoners are being given access to some of the world's largest firms as part of a careers festival in the City. More than 130 businesses including Google, KPMG and Amazon are taking part in the London Careers Festival, organised by the City of London Corporation.

Man denies £70k Grenfell Tower fraud charge A man has denied fraudulently claiming more than £70,000 in handouts meant for Grenfell Tower fire survivors. Daniel Steventon, 37, allegedly claimed he lived in the flats when fire engulfed the building in June 2017.

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