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Gloucester Rugby congratulate Mike & Zara Tindall

Gloucester Rugby have tweeted their congratulations to player Mike Tindall and his wife Zara, who gave birth to a baby girl this morning:


Honours at University of Bath

Four-time gold medallist Ellie Simmonds is best known for her achievements in the swimming pool but today the face of the Paralympics received an altogether different honour.

It came courtesy of the University of Bath which has awarded her an honorary degree. Prince Edward made the presentation - his first duty as the university's new chancellor.

Richard Payne reports.

Honorary degree for Paralympic swimming star

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds outside Bath Abbey this morning. Credit: ITV News West Country

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath.

The four-times gold medallist joined hundreds of dignitaries at Bath Abbey.

Prince Edward made the presentation in his first role as the new chancellor of the university.

Prince Edward outside Bath Abbey. Credit: ITV News West Country


Bishop of Swindon comments on royal christening

Dr Lee Rayfield, the Suffragan Bishop of Swindon has commented on the Royal christening, which took place today.

Prince George was baptised in a private ceremony, the prince will have seven godparents including William's cousin Zara Tindall.

Dr Rayfield, said: "I guess it asks people why do people have their babies christened?"

"The difference between the past and nowadays is that if people do decide to be baptised, they really want to do it," he added.

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