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21-gun salute for Duke's 93rd birthday

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The Duke of Edinburgh is 93 today Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 93rd birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh will be celebrated in York today when soldiers from the Army's "Yorkshire Gunners" will fire a 21-gun Royal Salute over the River Ouse from Museum Gardens.

The task will be carried out at 12 noon by 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, a Regular Army unit from Catterick.

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Royal visitors at this years Great Yorkshire Show

HRH Princess Anne the Princess Royal will be a special guest at this years Great Yorkshire Show Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Great Yorkshire Show will be welcoming two Royal visitors this year.

HRH The Countess of Wessex and HRH The Princess Royal will attend the event in July.

More than 130 thousand visitors are expected at this years show in Harrogate.

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Campaign against Crown Estate evictions

Crown tenancies under threat Credit: PA

People living in properties owned by the Crown in Lincolnshire are campaigning against being evicted from their homes.

The Crown Estate is proposing so sell of about 200 of its 750 rural homes in the UK. More than a quarter of those are at Swayton, near Sleaford, with six families facing eviction.

They have set up a petition and claim they have always been given a verbal assurance that they can remain in their homes, as long as the rent is paid.

Fighting to keep their homes Credit: Calendar news
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21-gun salute in York for Queen's birthday

This Easter Monday, the new Royal Armoured Corps band play for the first time at the Royal Salute in York to mark the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. Military music plays before a 21-gun salute. The band are marching from Duncombe Place, near York Minster to the Museum Gardens.

At noon, three 105 mm Light Guns will be fired by officers and soldiers of 4th Regiment Royal Artillery based in Topcliffe, near Thirsk.

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