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An electrician has reportedly been bailed after appearing at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with defacing a portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey.
Tim Haries from Doncaster was charged with with criminal damage over £5000.
A man has been charged with criminal damage after this portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey was defaced with paint.
Tim Haries, 41, from Doncaster in South Yorkshire, will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today charged with criminal damage over £5000.
The painting, by artist Ralph Heimans, had been on display in the Chapter House for a few weeks before it was vandalised.
A man arrested after a portrait of the Queen in Westminster Abbey was defaced with paint has been charged.
Tim Haries, 41, will appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today charged with criminal damage over £5000.
The 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen will be celebrated at York Minster today with a special service.
The service of Choral Evensong, which takes place at 4pm, is part of the nationwide celebration of the Queen's coronation, which was held in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 2 June 1953.
As well as performances by cathedral chamber choir Cantus, the service will include a prayer written by Westminster Abbey with the Queen's approval, which will be used in the Service of Thanksgiving at the Abbey on 4 June.
Her majesty the Queen today paid her respects to Drummer Lee Rigby at the barracks he was returning to, before last week's horrific attack which took his life.
Her visit came as late this afternoon Scotland Yard said the second suspected attacker, Michael Adebolajo, whose father lives on the outskirts of Lincoln, had been discharged from hospital and taken into police custody.
Earlier the family of the Yorkshire-trained soldier issued an impassioned plea not to "create hatred in his name."
One of the biggest musicals to smash the West End in recent years is coming to our region. We Will Rock You is on at the Sheffield Arena from tonight.
The show - inspired by the music of Queen - is stopping off in South Yorkshire as it tours the UK. Sally Simpson went along to rehearsals for a behind-the-scenes chat with some of the stars of the show.
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will attend Margaret Thatcher's funeral, Buckingham Palace said.
They had waited ten long years for it - but when it came the people of West Yorkshire turned out in their thousands for the Queen's first official visit to the city of Leeds for a decade. She had not been to the city since her Golden Jubilee in 2002.
She is now celebrating sixty years on the throne of course. But while the Queen was the centre of attention it was one young poet who almost stole the show. This report from Chris Kiddey
The crowds have been out in force today for the Queen's first official visit to Leeds for a decade. Her first port of call was the city's new arena - due to open next Spring. But it was a little nine year old poet called Aleesha who almost stole the show. Chris Kiddey reports.