Flodden remembered

Commemorations mark the 500th since the Scottish and English armies met at the battle of Flodden in north Northumberland.

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Royal honour for Northumbria University

Prof Andrew Wathey and Kevin Kerrigan receive the award from the Queen Credit: Northumbria University

The Queen has today presented Northumbria University with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office.

This is the highest form of national recognition for higher and further education open to a UK academic institution.

Northumbria University’s Chancellor Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Andrew Wathey, and the Executive Dean of Northumbria Law School, Kevin Kerrigan, attended the ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Each year around 200 final year students undertake supervised work on real cases - often for the most disadvantaged.

They were accompanied by five students - Ben Crystal, Oliver Lovett, Monika Fortuna, Lauren Hayes and Alice Carr.

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Pictures: Princess Anne in South Shields

Mike Dickson, MD of Dickson's butchers, welcomes the Princess Royal to South Shields. Princess Anne is visiting butchers at Dickson's to mark the company's 60th anniversary.

The Princess Royal Credit: ITV
Princess Anne is greeted Credit: ITV
Princess Anne at a South Shields meat factory Credit: ITV
South Shields Credit: ITV
The press wait Credit: ITV

Princess Royal on North East visit

HRH The Princess Royal Credit: ITV News

The Princess Royal will be visiting South Tyneside today.

She'll be in South Shields to inspect a butchers shop which is celebrating 60 years in the business,

Princess Anne will then officially open the Mission to Seafarers' newly refurbished Holborn House premises in Mill Dam, South Shields.**

*Finally The *Princess Royal will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the opening of the £3m Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre in South Shields.

Watch a full report of today's royal visit on ITV Tyne Tees at 6pm today.

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