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
July 1st, 2013
Work began today on the second archaeological dig at the Grey Friars site, which late last year led to the discovery of King Richard III.
Phase 2 of the excavation project will see the removal of a wall at the City Council car park to create a larger excavation site in which archaeologists hope to uncover the...By July 1st, 20130 comments
June 10th, 2013
An all female bhangra group from Birmingham made their debut on the big screen this weekend (June 7) with the Deol’s Bollywood blockbuster Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.
Founder, manager and lead drummer of the dancing and dhol-playing group, Parv Kaur said: “We were up at early hours in the morning on the coach...By June 10th, 20130 comments
June 5th, 2013
Primary school children have been at the University of Leicester to learn about the science and archaeology used in the discovery of Richard III.
A series of workshop days are being held this month, which will be attended by more than 500 pupils from ten of the city's primary schools.
The children...By June 5th, 20130 comments
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