Relatives of Richard III, whose body was unearthed in Leicester, have won the right to challenge plans to rebury his remains in the city.
The Prince of Wales has presented the Mercian regiment in Worcestershire with their new colours in a ceremony rich with tradition.
A facial reconstruction of King Richard III is on display today in Leicester's Guildhall on the first stop of a nationwide tour.
Leicester City Council are due to meet next week to make a decision on plans for a £4million King Richard III visitor centre to be built.
Proposals revealed in June that would see the former Alderman Newton’s School building at St Martin’s Place transformed into a permanent exhibition on the life, death and discovery of King Richard III.
The 150-year-old building is right next to the Grey Friars grave site, which will allow visitors to see the whole area where the remains were found.
This comes after the latest month-long dig at the site by the University of Leicester, which found more skeletons, a medieval stone coffin, and further details as to the layout of the original building that covered the bodies.
Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George.
Hindus celebrate the birth of a child on the sixth day (known as Chaathi) in order to offer protection to the new-born baby.
Today's celebrations, organised by British Hindu Voice, will involve traditional Indian music and the distribution of Indian sweets.
A Hindu celebration for Prince George's birth will take place in Leicester today.
The event, organised by the British Hindu Voice in Leicester, will include music, dancing and food.
Hindus celebrate the birth of babies on the 6th day, known as Shashthi, to ensure the protection of the newborn baby.
As part of the ceremony a card and gifts will be presented to Lady Gretton who is representing the Queen.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to call their son HRH Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, Kensington Palace announced.
The Prince of Cambridge emerged from hospital to be seen by the world for the first time wrapped in a blanket made by a firm in Nottingham.
The super-fine merino wool shawl was made by GH Hurt & Sons, which is based in Chilwell.
Gillian Taylor, director of the company, said:
– Gillian Taylor, Director GH Hurt & Sons
"We were so delighted when the royal couple emerged from St Mary's Hospital with their newborn son wrapped in one of our traditional hand-finished shawls.
"A similar shawl was used for HRH Prince William in 1982. Our shawls were also used previously by other members of the Royal Family.
"We feel honoured that William and Kate have chosen to use our beautiful merino wool shawl and in doing so have continued a tradition for the next generation of royals."
The Prince of Cambridge made his first public appearance wearing a hand finished shawl made by a textiles company in Nottingham.
The merino wool shawl was produced by small family run firm GH Hurt & Son which is based in Chilwell.
The creation is similar to one Prince William had as a baby, which was also made by the same firm.
GH Hurt & Son, which has worked with the Royal family for many years, says it feels 'honoured' that William & Kate chose to unveil their newborn son to the world wearing their shawl.
The company experienced a rush of orders for the super-fine christening shawl following the appearance, which retails at £45.
Pupils at Alvaston Infant and Nursery School in Derby have been giving us their opinions on what William and Kate call their new arrival.
New mum Rebecca Jones, 20, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire and her partner, Chris, are the proud parents of a girl, born last weekend, which was the Duchess of Cambridge's due date.
Rebecca said that because her daughter was born around the same time as Kate's baby she will be watching the new Royal with a keen interest.
The Countess of Wessex has agreed to act as Royal Patron for a Midlands sports charity which helps people who are wheelchair-bound play competitive sports, it has been announced.
Countess Sophie became a fan of the sport after watching it at the Paralympics last year, and now wants to work to help promote Loughborough-based British Wheelchair Basketball.
BWB chairman Malcolm Tarkenter said: “We are very honoured that The Countess of Wessex has decided to become our Patron and give us her support.
“It is fantastic news for the sport and it will certainly help to maintain the continued legacy from London 2012 encouraging more people to become involved with the sport not only playing but volunteering, coaching and spectating.”
Aston Villa are hoping this is one of the first outfits to be hung up in the Royal baby's wardrobe.
They have sent a home Villa kit to Prince William, who is a Villa fan, as a gift following the birth of his first son yesterday.
Prince Charles visited Villa in 2001 to open the Trinity Stand and told reporters he was under orders to buy a pair of Villa socks for Prince William.