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It has emerged that a tree planted to commemorate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been uprooted and stolen from Tetbury churchyard.
The theft took place from St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, Church Street, sometime between 21 and 28 November.
The offenders pulled out the six feet high ‘wedding cake’ tree (‘Cornus Controversa Variegata’), which had been planted in 2011 by The Duchess of Cornwall in honour of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
It is owned by Tetbury Town Council.
The Duke of York is in Swindon today, opening the University Technical College.
He has been chatting to students at the new college, which will educate 600 young people, helping to prepare them for work or university.
The Duke is patron of an educational trust, and has said he is passionate about creating opportunities for young people in engineering and manufacturing.
A cloak worn by Haile Selassie during his exile in Bath has gone on sale on Ebay.
The emperor of Ethiopia wore it on formal occasions during his stay in the city from 1936 to 1941.
The Friends of Fairfield House where he lived at the time are appealing for help to add it to their collection.
You can follow the sale here.
The Prince of Wales has been out and about in his home county of Gloucestershire.
He met schoolchildren, business reps and organisers before opening Festomane, The Stroud Festival of Manufacturing and Engineering. It was founded in 2012 to promote Stroud's heritage and showcase local employment and training in the sector.
Prince Charles was at his namesake school in Dorset yesterday to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
The prince dropped in to the Prince of Wales School in Dorchester, met some of the pupils and planted a tree to mark the occasion.
He originally laid the foundation stone in 1993 and officially opened the building two years later.
The Duke of York has officially launched a fundraising appeal for the final part of a Brunel Museum next to the SS Great Britain in Bristol.
Around £1.5 million of the £7 million cost still needs to be raised for the "Being Brunel" project.
The Duke said he hoped it would inspire the next generation of engineers.
Zara Phillips has spoken of her struggle to get fit again after months out of the saddle while she was having her first child.
The Olympic medal winner and Queen's granddaughter gave birth to daughter Mia in Gloucestershire in January, and said she got on a horse for the first time afterwards five weeks later.
She says it was hard trying to get each muscle group to remember what they used to do.
Thousands are expected at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire for the world's biggest military air show.
The Royal International Air Tattoo opens to the public today. Prince Charles is expected to attend.
Prince Charles returned to the Somerset village of Muchelney today, 5 months on from the height of the flooding.
He met with residents, farmers and local businesses to see how the area is recovering after the worst floods in a generation.
Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland reports: