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Duchess of Cornwall to visit new Prospect Hospice centre

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the new outreach centre of a hospice providing vital services to local communities Credit: PA: Anthony Harvey

The Duchess of Cornwall will visit the new outreach centre of a hospice providing vital services to local communities.

Camilla will tour Prospect Hospice's new facility at Savernake Hospital in the Wiltshire market town of Marlborough, which gives care and support to patients, carers and families dealing with terminal illness.

The local community rallied together and raised the target total of £260,000 in under four months and the centre's doors were opened in October last year.

During the visit the Duchess, who is the hospice's president, will meet some of the fundraisers who supported the campaign as well as staff, patients, carers and families who are now using the new facilities.

Camilla will also visit Forest and Sandridge Church of England Primary School, in the nearby town of Melksham to officially open its new building.

Work on the new school began in October 2014 and was completed last September, in time for the start of the new school year.

The Duchess will tour the new facilities, meeting staff and students along the way and her visit will end with Camilla attending a school assembly.

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Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake hosts Q&A session with children from space

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Wiltshire astronaut Tim Peake will be taking questions from schoolchildren from around the country at 2pm this afternoon (2 February).

The Cosmic Classroom live event will see young people get the chance to put their questions to the former army pilot who's currently on board the International Space Station, more than 400km above the surface of the earth.

Pupils from 11 schools will be in the audience at the World Museum in Liverpool, but schools all over the country will also be joining in by live streaming in their own classrooms.

'How could anyone think that my son was overweight?'

Jack McKenzie was branded as overweight when a school nurse calculated his BMI from his height and weight.

His mum Emily hopes to begin a campaign to find a different way of measuring children.

Emily says her son is growing, and the measurement reflects badly on parents, causing some to form unfair opinions of them.

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