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An extract from the book Scottish Highlands, Caribbean Islands, and more

Loughborough is a town in the county of Leicestershire most famously associated with sport in particular swimming and athletics. 190 more words


#RichardIII Reburial - Thursday 26 March 2015

The last 3 years has been great for Leicester, and great for the world.

I was blogging about the discovery back in February 2012, when Philippa Langley, the driver of this long journey unearthed the remains of Richard III, the Last Plantagenet King alongside the Richard Buckley (lead archaeology) and the rest of his team at the University of Leicester. 320 more words


Musical money raising in Leicester

In mid March various acts from the Leicester East deanery came together at Sacred Heart Church Hall in support of CAFOD.

Around 80 people were entertained by a great line-up of acts including ‘Danny, Brendan & Amanda’, ‘Holy Cross Gospel Choir’, ‘The Iliffe Acoustic’, ‘St Mary’s Folk Group’, ‘St Paul’s Girls’, and ‘Holy Cross Folk/Pop Group’. 183 more words

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The Past is Another Country

Nostalgia is a strange thing. For those who are indulging in it, it is generally seen as a pleasant activity, a good thing; for those who are witnessing it in others, it is seen as thoroughly unpleasant, exclusive and indulgent. 587 more words


Nearly 70 per cent of child sex abuse cases in Leicestershire unsolved

Nearly 70 per cent of reports of child sex abuse in Leicestershire have remained unsolved, according to figures released by the police.

The force has published statistics about the number of complaints of sexual offences dating back 18 years, following a Freedom of Information request. 409 more words


King Richard III's mortal remains depart from University of Leicester

In a short and moving ceremony the University of Leicester and guests marked the departure of Richard III’s mortal remains after nearly three years of research and guardianship. 70 more words