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Royal visitors at this years Great Yorkshire Show

HRH Princess Anne the Princess Royal will be a special guest at this years Great Yorkshire Show Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Great Yorkshire Show will be welcoming two Royal visitors this year.

HRH The Countess of Wessex and HRH The Princess Royal will attend the event in July.

More than 130 thousand visitors are expected at this years show in Harrogate.


21-gun salute in York for Queen's birthday

This Easter Monday, the new Royal Armoured Corps band play for the first time at the Royal Salute in York to mark the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. Military music plays before a 21-gun salute. The band are marching from Duncombe Place, near York Minster to the Museum Gardens.

At noon, three 105 mm Light Guns will be fired by officers and soldiers of 4th Regiment Royal Artillery based in Topcliffe, near Thirsk.


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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