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Prince Charles greeted by pupils at new academy

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Prince Charles has been greeted by pupils at The Co-Operative Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, as part of his visit to the city.

The academy moved to its new £23m building in September 2012.

The Prince of Wales is returning to the city to view the progress which is being made by his charities in their efforts to regenerate Stoke-on-Trent.

Prince Charles "boosts morale" at Birmingham hospital

Prince Charles has been in the region to visit military patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Staff and patients gathered to catch a glimpse of the Prince before he went to the military ward to carry out private visits.

He comes every year just before Christmas, bringing presents for servicemen and women injured in Afghanistan. Hospital staff say his visits help to boost morale.


In pictures: Prince Charles at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Prince Charles is at the queen Elizabeth hospital to visit injured servicemen and women. He has brought presents for soldiers.

The Prince last visited the hospital on 22 June this year Credit: ITV Central

The Prince of Wales is a regular visitor to the hospital which treats injured service personnel.

The Prince of Wales meeting hospital staff Credit: ITV Central

HRH visits the hospital twice a year, usually in the summer and at Christmas. Staff say his visits help boost morale for men and women returning from Afghanistan with injuries.

Prince Charles speaking to the British forces foundation Credit: ITV Central

Business advice on offer for over 50s

Pottery company Dudson will be hosting business advice sessions for over 50s Credit: PA

Unemployed people in Stoke-on-Trent who are over 50 will be able to seek business advice thanks to a new partnership between a pottery manufacturer and a charity set up by the Prince of Wales.

The Prince's Initiative For Mature Enterprise will host a free course to encourage older people in the city into business.

It will be held at the Tunstall headquarters of tableware firm Dudson, which has offered the charity free use of its Scotia Road offices.

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