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York Minster exhibition

A new exhibition will show off the 2000 year history of one of our region's most famous buildings for the first time.

Finishing touches are being made to a series of a chambers underneath York Minster.

The displays show the archaeological remnants of buildings that used to stand on the site and use the latest technology to show how they have transformed into the famous building that stands there today.

Troops attend thanksgiving at York Minster

Members of the 4th Mechanised Brigade at York Minster Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Troops who have just returned from Afghanistan have been attending a thanksgiving service at York Minster.

Troops gathering outside York Minster ahead of the ceremony Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Forces Minister Andrew Robathan MP joined hundreds of armed forces personnel who have recently returned home from service.

Hundreds of soldiers turned out for a thanksgiving service Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The 4th Mechanised Brigade lost nine soldiers during their six month tour of Helmand Province.

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Yorkshire connections of King Richard III

The Yorkshire Branch of the Richard III Society claim, naturally, that Yorkshire was his favourite county of all. And that it was in Yorkshire that he was happiest, where he and his wife, Anne Neville, daughter of Warwick the Kingmaker made their first - and favourite - home, at Middleham Castle .

It was also in Yorkshire that that their only son, Edward was born in 1473, and spent most of his tragically short life. Debate is already underway as to whether the last Yorkist monarch should be brought 'home' - with some calling for the burial place to be York Minster.

The last English King to die in battle - he lived for 12 years in the North of England.Some historians say that although entitled to be buried at Westmister Abbey alongside other Kings and Queens of England, he had announced his intention to be buried at York.

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York Minster service for Yorkshire Regiment soldiers

A service of thanksgiving and homecoming for the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment is taking place at York Minster today.

The regiment, who routinely recruit in Yorkshire, has just come back from a six month tour in Afghanistan where seven of the 3rd Battalion's soldiers were killed whilst on active duty.

Duke of York at parade for Yorkshire soldiers

The Duke of York will be at York Minster today to take part in a series of events to celebrate the return of soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment from Afghanistan.

A Thanksgiving Service is being held at the Minster during which the Warminster Military Wives Choir will be singing.

Ten soldiers from The Yorkshire Regiment were killed on operation during the regiment's six month tour in Helmand Province in Afghanistan.

Five hundred soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment will also parade through the streets of York before being inspected by the Lord Mayor of York, Ccounillor Keith Hyman and the Colonel of The Yorkshire Regiment, Major General Graham Binns.

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