The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Burton in Staffordshire to open the new National Football Centre
Dudley and Mansfield will be given money to help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee this summer.
A famous steam locomotive, based in Birmingham, is to help launch a flotilla of more than 1,000 boats to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
The Prince of Wales, patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care, officially opened the Marie Curie Hospice in Solihull earlier today.
He toured the hospice and its gardens, meeting staff and patients. His Royal Highness was joined for the opening by the girl group The Saturdays, who are Marie Curie supporters.