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Duke and Duchess visit Leicester City to pay tribute to helicopter crash victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were at Leicester City Football Club today to pay their personal tribute to the victims of the recent helicopter crash. The couple were shown around the stadium by Mr Aiyawatt, the son of the late club chairman Mr Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He died in the helicopter crash with four others...

Shoppers queue from 6am in Leicester for the Boxing Day sales

Just when you thought you’ve finished with shopping for the year, the Boxing Day sales have started. Retailers are slashing prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, homeware to handbags – and things you’ve never known you needed. People across Leicester have got up early to...

Space Centre reveals ambitious £7.8m expansion plans

The National Space Centre has unveiled proposals for a multi-million pound expansion. The award winning centre already has the UK’s largest planetarium, with six interactive galleries, a unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower. The new plans include the creation of a new main entrance, an extension for live presentations, and a...

Leicester tops ‘least railway stations per population’ poll

Leicester has the fewest number of railway stations per population, reveals new research by the Press Association. The city has just one station serving almost 350,000 people. Hull is in second place with a single station serving nearly 260,000 people, while Oldham is third with one for 230,000 residents. At the peak of the railway boom in...

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