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Mansfield principal given damehood at Buckingham Palace

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The head of West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield, Asha Khemka became the first Indian-born woman in 83 years to be given a Damehood when she received the honour from Prince Charles.

Dame Khemka was awarded the honour for her work transforming the lives of young people.

Royal appointment for Barnsley vicar

A vicar from Barnsley has become chaplain to the Queen.

Buckingham Palace announced the news saying: " Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to appoint the Reverend David Nicholson to be a Chaplain to Her Majesty in succession to the Reverend Prebendary Pippa Thorneycroft, in addition to being Vicar of Cudworth, Barnsley".

Fr David said: "I am overwhelmed by this appointment which came completely out of the blue and whilst the honour is obviously immense for me personally, it is also a great honour for my Parish and this Village especially, and for the Town and Deanery of Barnsley as well."


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Zara and Mike Tindall name daughter Mia Grace

Zara and Mike Tindall have named their newborn daughter Mia Grace.

Former England rugby player Mike Tindall tweeted:

Zara Phillips gave birth at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital last Friday.

Mia Grace Tindall is the Queen's fourth great-grandchild and is 16th in line to the throne.

South Pole team reunite to tell their stories

Calendar has been following the story of the wounded soldier who has braved the elements and battled his way to the south pole. Rotherham-born Ibrar Ali was one of group of injured servicemen and women taking part in the Walking with the Wounded challenge.

The team had royalty in their ranks with Prince Harry joining them on their trek. The team is back on home soil and they have been reunited to tell their stories. David Wood's report contains some flash photography.

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