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Middlesbrough FC chairman awarded OBE

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson Credit: PA

Steve Gibson, the founder and chairman of Bulkhaul, and owner of Middlesbrough Football Club, has been awarded an OBE for services to the economy, sport, and community in Teesside.

He is one of several prominent North-East residents to be honoured as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.

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Prince Charles to visit Redcar steelworkers

The Prince of Wales is set to visit Redcar following the collapse of the steel industry.

His Royal Highness will visit The Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, small businesses and the multi-agency SSI Task Force, who meet regularly following the recent closure of the SSI Steelworks.

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His Royal Highness will also meet members of the Industrial Cadets initiative, a work-experience programme inspired by The Prince of Wales following a visit to Redcar in 2010.

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Royal backing for York Mystery Plays

His Royal Highness the Duke of York and the Archbishop of York have been confirmed as Patron and President for the York Minster Mystery Plays 2016.

Prince Andrew has been named patron of the 2016 York Mystery Plays

Prince Andrew and the Archbishop have been long standing supporters of the Plays, which return to the Minster in May 2016 for only the second time in their near 700 year history.

The cathedral’s Nave will be transformed into a 1,000-seater theatre for the production, which runs for five weeks from 26 May to 30 June.

In keeping with tradition, a community cast will be at the centre of the production with just one professional actor, and recruitment for key roles including Adam, Eve, Noah and Satan is taking place this autumn.

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