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Duchess will attend art show

Young people in Alnwick are being invited to cover the bus station in spray paint, all in the name of art.

Northumberland County Council, Northumbria Police and community group Gallery Youth have worked with 12 young people to create six designs to reflect Alnwick's culture.

The display will be installed early next month and there will be an official launch on Monday November 4, which will be attended by the Duchess of Northumberland.

Firefighters battle Alnwick blaze

The fire broke out at approximately 9:42am at Swarland Brick near Alnwick Credit: Kevin Temple

More than 40 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at a brickworks in Northumberland.

The fire broke out at a warehouse owned by Swarland Brick near Alnwick at approximately 9:42am. Northumberland Fire and Rescue say the fire involves shredded carpet in large bales and that there was a possible involvement of acetylene cylinders.

Covering jets have been put in place to cover the acetylene risk and protect surrounding buildings. Measures have also been taken to prevent contamination of a nearby Lake.

The fire involves large bales of shredded carpet Credit: Kevin Temple

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William expected at wedding while pregnant Kate stays at home

Royal guests expected at Alnwick wedding Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince William and Prince Harry are expected to be among the congregation at the wedding of the Duke of Northumberland's daughter.

Lady Melissa Percy is to marry Thomas van Straubenzee at a local parish church in Alnwick on Saturday 22 June.

But Kate will not be attending. With the wedding taking place in Northumberland and her baby due in mid-July, it is possible she has decided not to travel.

Kate to miss Northumberland society wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge will miss the society wedding of good friends this weekend as the final countdown to the birth of her baby begins.

It was rumoured Kate, who is more than eight months pregnant, would be at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy and Thomas van Straubenzee.

The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland will host their daughters wedding tomorrow in their home town of Alnwick.

William and Prince Harry are expected to be among the congregation as they are long-time friend the groom.

The brothers were at the chartered surveyor's London stag do earlier this month.

The Duchess's final official public appearance was last weekend when she attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony with other members of the Royal Family.

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Pregnant Kate to miss friend's wedding

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The Duchess of Cambridge has decided not to attend the wedding of Prince William's close friend tomorrow.

Kate, who is more than eight months pregnant, will stay at home, but William and Harry are expected to be among the congregation to watch Thomas van Straubenzee marry Lady Melissa Percy.

The Duchess' final official public appearance was last weekend when she attended the Trooping the Colour ceremony with other members of the Royal Family.

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