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Princess Royal to open Diamond Wood in York

The Princess Royal is visiting York to officially open a new community Diamond Wood at the University of York as part of the celebrations to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The Woodland Trust chose the 60 acre site at Kimberlow Hill as one of just 60 Diamond Woods in the UK - one for each year of the Queen's reign. The site will become home to a range of wildlife and provide an open space for people to visit.

The Princess Royal will plant a ceremonial oak tree to officially declare it open.


Prescott demands investigation

The former Hull MP said there had been a "complete disregard" for the conditions of the stewards, who were forced to sleep in the cold under London Bridge in the early hours of Sunday morning during the jubilee celebrations.

The Labour peer warned the incident could set the tone for the treatment of workers during the Olympics. He said Home Secretary Theresa May should look at the conditions of employment by companies like Close Protection UK, who provided stewards during the weekend.

The unpaid labourers were brought in as part of the Government's Work Programme, under which unemployed jobseekers must take up placements in order to continue receiving benefits.


Ripon Cathedral party

Ripon in North Yorkshire celebrated its royal connections in a unique way today. Clergy at the Cathedral have staged a street party not outside, but inside the historic walls.

Special guests were invited - all with their own personal memories of royal visits to North Yorkshire, including one man who's made it his life's work to record royal visitors down the decades. Chris Kiddey reports.

Party in fire victims' honour

A two minute silence has been held in memory of three young children who died in a house fire in Bridlington 18 months ago. Almost one hundred neighbours and friends held a £5,000 street party to honour William Beale, his brother Anthony and sister Maddie.

The residents won a competition to stage Britain's best Jubilee party and the cash prize helped them stage the party aimed at putting their tragic past behind them. The children's mum, Samantha Hudson, survived the blaze but is in a care home unable to speak, walk or eat.

We spoke to Sue Smith who organised it.

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