September 17th, 2014The University of Leicester have revealed the injuries inflicted on King Richard III during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 thanks to new research.
According to the research a total of eleven injuries were found, with nine to his skull and one on his ribs and one to the pelvis. There were several injuries that...By September 17th, 20140 comments
June 23rd, 2014The 4th Annual Highfields Festival took place this Saturday at Leicester's Highfields Centre.
Crowds gathered to find community fairs, food stalls, live music and much more! The festival had everything for all ages and with the whole community getting involved it was proved a success. The performances by Shola Ama, Red...By June 23rd, 20140 comments
May 23rd, 2014The High Court has ruled that Leicester will bury the remains of King Richard III in the city's cathedral.
The Bishop of Leicester The Right Reverend Tim Stevens announced the results this morning at a press conference at the cathedral in front of reporters and television cameras.
He said of the...By May 23rd, 20140 comments
April 11th, 2014
Ticket prices for Leicester’s new King Richard lll Visitor Centre: Dynasty, Death and Discovery, have been revealed. The exhibition focuses on one of the most controversial historical figures in British history and the the last British monarch to die in battle. The location of the late monarch’s corpse remained a mystery for...By April 11th, 20140 comments
April 4th, 2014
With the largest investment in medical teaching and applied research by a UK university in the last decade, the University of Leicester believes plans for its new Centre for Medicine will significantly transform the experiences of patients across the region.
Construction has already begun on the new £42 million...By April 4th, 20140 comments
March 19th, 2014
Celebrity chef Rachel Green from the Catch It! Kill It! Cook It! television show was at Leicester Market yesterday teaching children how to cook a healthy breakfast as part of Start Smart week.
The healthy eating week has been organised by Leicester City Council in conjunction with Ella’s Kitchen, whose...By March 19th, 20140 comments
March 11th, 2014
A group of campaigners gathered yesterday at the statue of King Richard III in Leicester's Castle Gardens to show their support for his remains to stay in the city.
The gathering which saw the campaigners form a human chain around the statue comes ahead of the judicial review in the high court later this...By March 11th, 20140 comments
February 27th, 2014
A Leicester University Graduate is making waves in the fitness world with his innovative business venture to celebrate student athletes. David Bissell, an Aerospace Engineering ex-student, co-founded the UK’s first fitness contest exclusively for students, with the ‘Mr University’ competition to be held on 16th March at...By February 27th, 20140 comments
February 7th, 2014
Coalville based aerial survey specialists Bluesky have taken night time pictures of Leicester with a new camera it is testing as part of work being carried out with the University of Leicester.
The pictures were taken from a plane at 3,000ft, using a newly developed night-sky mapping camera which uses a technique...By February 7th, 20140 comments
February 3rd, 2014
Leicester Cathedral has launched a new website today outlining the story of Richard lll and his 500 year place in Leicester's history.
The Bishop and Dean of Leicester have stated their passionate desire to see that the mortal remains of the King are treated with dignity and honour and are reburied as soon as...By February 3rd, 20140 comments
January 28th, 2014
Today plans were unveiled for the Richard III Visitor Centre, which is due to open this summer following the unearthing of the infamous king’s body in a Leicester car park.
Designer Philip Songhurst offered a teaser of the exhibition, titled ‘Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery’, and he showed how...By January 28th, 20140 comments
September 20th, 2013
The final designs for the memorial tomb which will mark the resting place of Richard III have been revealed by Leicester Cathedral, as they seek planning permission for the design. The Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England will review the plans and is expected to make a decision by late October.
The raised...By September 20th, 20130 comments
July 18th, 2013Leicester Cathedral has announced that the remains of Richard III will be buried with honour beneath a raised tomb within a specially created area in the Cathedral.
The reinterment will cost around £1 million, which includes alterations to the building, preparations for the event and the ceremony...By July 18th, 20130 comments
July 17th, 2013
University of Leicester achieved an incredible feat yesterday at the Heist Marketing awards where they dominated the ceremony with six awards out of a possible fifteen.
Now in its 24th year the Heist awards praise the achievements of university and college marketing departments. Simon Bracewell, of Havas...By July 17th, 20130 comments
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