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York Minister Mystery Plays

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York today visited behind the scenes of York Minster’s spectacular production of the Mystery Plays.

Directed by Phillip Breen, with script by Tony nominated writer Mike Poulton, the critically acclaimed production is showing at York Minster in a strictly limited run until 30 June.
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Ladder for the Black Country and Staffordshire: Duke of York gives royal approval for apprentices


It started out with a challenge from the Duke of York to become a ‘local solution’ to the problem of youth unemployment across the region.

Now the Ladder campaigns – which have expanded to include the Black Country, Staffordshire and Shropshire – have led to the creation of more than 1,000 apprenticeships.

Representatives from the Express & Star and its partners, including the Vine Trust and Performance Through People (PTP), attended an event hosted by the Duke at St James’s Palace to mark the milestone.
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Duke of York officially opens new KPMG office


KPMG’s new Leeds office in Sovereign Square has been officially opened by Prince Andrew after the Duke of York toured the building and spent time with employees, clients and local school pupils.

Watched by hundreds of KPMG partners, staff, members of the business community and public sector figures, the duke unveiled a commemorative plaque and spoke of his pleasure to be celebrating the investment in the city.

“I am impressed with this particular building as it is right for everyone to use together, in an efficient manner, communicating with one another, which raises productivity,” said Prince Andrew.
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Busy day on campus for the University’s Chancellor


ON his latest visit to the University of Huddersfield, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, met some of the brightest young businesspeople in the North of England and he hailed the burgeoning role played by universities in boosting enterprise.

His Royal Highness is Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, which for the past three years has hosted The Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards. Previously, limited to undergraduates and recent graduates of Yorkshire universities, the scheme has now been opened up to the whole region. As a result, the 2016 contest had finalists from 19 universities throughout the North.
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