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Queen to attend Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral

Queen to attend Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral Credit: PA

The Sub-Dean of Leicester Cathedral has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen will be attending the Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral on April 13.

Canon Alison Adams said:

Her Majesty The Queen visited us at the start of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations and we are proud to welcome her back.

This will be a great celebration of faithful service to the community from both the City and County of Leicester.

– Canon Alison Adams

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Female Muslim football coach awarded British Empire Medal

A Muslim woman who became a coach in men's football has been awarded the British Empire Medal.

Annie Zaidi from Coventry faced sexism and racism when she first started coaching but carried on despite the criticism.

She told ITV Central, when she got the letter announcing her B.E.M she thought it was a hoax and phoned the Cabinet Office to confirm it was true.

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Prince William draws the crowds during Derby visit

The Duke of Cambridge has made his first official visit to Derby today.

A crowd gathered outside the Padley Development Centre in Derby during his visit hoping to catch a glimpse of him.

Crowd gathers outside in Derby to catch a glimpse of Prince William. Credit: PA Images

The Duke of Cambridge is given a tour by managing director Richard Hunter during a visit to Bombardier Transportation in Derby.

The Duke of Cambridge is given a tour around the factory. Credit: PA Images

Prince William met volunteers and clients of the Padley Development Centre, one of Derby's longest established charities.

He got stuck into activities at the centre, helping to make Christmas decorations and a rainmaker instrument.

The Duke of Cambridge makes a rainmaker instrument. Credit: PA Images

The Duke also got the chance to test drive a train during an inspection of the Crossrail carriage assembly lines.

The Duke of Cambridge sounds the warning horn on a Crossrail train. Credit: PA Images
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