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50,000 trees to be planted in Rugby as part of the 'Diamond Wood' project

The Woodland Trust and Rugby Borough Council have been down at a site in Warwickshire today, planting trees as part of a project set up to commemorate the Queen's jubilee.

Sixty 'Diamond Woods' are being planted around Great Britain, explains Dominic Sweeting – the jubilee events officer for the Midlands.

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"Royal" pub up for sale

A pub in Kibworth, Leicestershire, famous for the celebrations it organised for the Diamond Jubilee and Royal Wedding last year, is up for sale.

For the Diamond Jubilee, the landlord of the Coach and Horses transformed his pub into a boat.

Coach and Horses pub Credit: ITV Central News
Coach and Horses pub Credit: ITV Central News
Coach and Horses pub Credit: ITV Central News

One of the biggest Royal Wedding street parties in the country was held in Kibworth and organised by Andrew Southerden, the pub landlord.

Royal wedding celebrations Credit: ITV Central News
Royal wedding celebrations Credit: ITV Central News
Royal wedding celebrations Credit: ITV Central News

Vandals destroy 80 Jubilee trees

Vandals have destroyed around 80 trees planted in Northamptonshire to mark the Queen's Jubilee year, just two weeks after they were planted.

The trees were planted in Brixworth by children and parents after being donated by the Woodland Trust.

Around 85 young people, including pupils from Brixworth primary school and their parents and other villagers worked together to plant the trees in the green spaces.

"Someone has systematically destroyed the trees and it is such a disappointment. It is hurtful, but we won't let them win. We will re-plant more trees in the new year."

– Brixworth Parish councillor Ian Barratt, scheme coordinator

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Pictures from RAF Cosford for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit

Celebrations at RAF Cosford in Shropshire today Credit: ITV Central
The Diamond Jubilee Parade at RAF Cosford today Credit: ITV Central
A huge crown fit for a Queen at RAF Cosford today Credit: ITV Central
Diamond Jubilee celebrations at RAF Cosford today Credit: ITV Central
A Diamond Jubilee painted lorry from Ridgway Rentals at the parade in Shropshire today Credit: ITV Central
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