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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expecting first baby

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a visit to the Solomon Islands earlier this year. Credit: anny Lawson/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby.

St James's Palace made the announcement after Kate was admitted to the King Edward VII Hospital in central London with acute morning sickness.

The palace said she is expected to stay in hospital for several days. Prince William has been with her. The Duchess is not yet 12 weeks pregnant.

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North East architect designs National Football Centre

Newcastle architect's Redbox Design Group have designed the National Football Centre at St George's Park in Burton, near Staffordshire.

The £105 million complex was officially opened today by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The 330 acre complex includes 12 full-size training pitches and state of the art medical and sports science centres.

The complex aims to produce better players to give England the best chance of becoming a major footballing force.

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Duchess of Cambridge to visit the North East alone

The Duchess of Cambridge will be visiting the region on Wednesday without The Duke of Cambridge.

Following the death of his former nanny Olga Powell in September, Prince William will instead attend her funeral.

Mrs Powell is said to have played a significant role during his and Harry's childhood.

The Duchess of Cambridge will still fulfil the engagements as planned in Newcastle, Gateshead and Stockton.