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Prince Harry is greeted by adoring fans during his visit to Leicester

Prince Harry was in Leicester today visiting a number of chartities and was met by crowds of adoring fans and schoolgirls. The Prince followed the footsteps of his late mother, visiting an aids charity 26 years after Diana's visit back in 1991. The Prince visited Leicester AIDS Support Service (LASS) to find out how the charity,...

Over £10k raised for local policeman who died suddenly on duty

Over £10,000 has been raised in just 5 days for a policeman who was taken ill and passed away suddenly. Austin Jackson, 38, was taken ill on 16th March whilst on duty. He was a very popular officer, who left behind a wife and 4 children. Austin joined Leicestershire Police in 2007 and worked in the...

£191m upgrade to M1 Junction in Leicestershire officially open

A £191 million upgrade to the Catthorpe Interchange in Leicestershire was officially opened this week. The major upgrade to improve traffic at junction 19 of the M1, where it meets the M6 and A14, will improve the journeys made by more than 150,000 vehicles each day. The project started in 2013 and culminated with the opening...

Oadby Imam who starred in Amazon TV advert invited to lunch with Queen

An Imam from Leicester who was seen in the Christmas Amazon advert has been invited to lunch with the Queen when she visits the city in April. Zubeir Hassam is the principal of the Muslim School Oadby and featured in the Amazon advert alongside Priest Gary Bradley. In the advert, the two play friends who...

Memorial for young doctor who died after raising £120,000 for charity

A young doctor who managed to raise £120,000 for Cancer Research UK was remembered at a memorial service at the University of Leicester today. Dr Mark Sims, 28, died in January after battling a malignant melanoma, a condition which also affects his brother, father, aunt and grandmother. He was 15 when he was first diagnosed with...

Government approves plans to create 21,000 jobs in Leicestershire

The government has agreed plans to create a new enterprise zone in Leicestershire, creating tens of thousands of new jobs. The zone, the second in the county, will create an incentive for national and global businesses to invest here. It is expected to create 6,500 jobs in ten years, rising to 21,000 jobs and £123m...

Leicester Comedy Festival is back

The Leicester Comedy Festival kicks off today, featuring over 800 shows over 19 days. This year’s festival runs from 8 to 26 February, with something for every comedy fan. The performances will feature at various venues across the city including De Montfort Hall, Town Hall, Hansom Hall and The Guildhall. Among the high-profile names lined up...

Twelve-year-old’s video helps mum raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

A twelve-year-old boy has made an emotional video to help his mum raise £50,000 for the first phase of her life-saving cancer treatment. Louise Gleadell, 37 was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2015. She has gone through months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and now doctors say there is no other treatment available to her...

Loughborough market voted best outdoor market in Britain

Loughborough market has been crowned Britain's Best Large Outdoor Market of the Year. The East Midlands has a number of great markets such as Leicester and Newark market, however Loughborough won the title of UK's Best Large Outdoor Market at the British Market of the Year Awards. The market has been running for eight centuries...

Students from Leicester film stunning images of the Earth’s curvature

Students from the University of Leicester filmed breathtaking views of cloud tops and the curvature of the earth using a high altitude weather balloon. The ballon captured beautiful near-space images of Earth from 15 miles above the planet surface and in temperatures of around -56C. The unmanned balloon, named by the students as Aether One, reached...

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