Venezuelan President Chavez dies

Hugo Chavez has died from cancer aged 58, after 14 years as President of Venezuela. He had been seriously ill with the disease for over a year and had undergone several operations in Cuba. Chavez was a self-proclaimed revolutionary, and...

/ 25th March 2013

‘Guerrilla Knitting’ Aims To Reduce Crime

Leicester has been covered in knitted decorations in an attempt to make residents feel safer. A community event organised by Leicestershire Police was held on Saturday 2 March to hang knitted pom-poms from trees in Bede Park. A message posted...

/ 25th March 2013

Arrests Made Over Hayley Pointon Shooting

Four men have been arrested after a mother of two was shot dead in Leicestershire. The men, aged 24, 25, 29 and 30, were arrested ‘in the West Midlands’ on Monday and all have been bailed. Hayley Pointon was found...

/ 25th March 2013

DMU Students To Star At Curve

Drama students from DMU will feature in two plays at the Curve theatre written by an Olivier Award-winning writer. Caryl Churchill has written ‘Fen’ and ‘Serious Money’ for the stage, and both will feature performances from students studying at DMU’s...

/ 25th March 2013

Leicestershire Police Arrest Third Man After Sex Attack

Leicestershire Police have arrested a third man in connection with a sexual assault on a teenager. The attack, which occurred earlier this month, happened after the 19-year-old woman met five men while on a night out in Leicester city centre....

/ 25th March 2013

Cardinal Facing Inappropriate Allegations Resigns As Archbishop

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic Cardinal, has resigned as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church. He had been accused of ‘unwanted behaviour’ against four priests in separate incidents in the 1980s, but he strongly denies these claims....

/ 25th March 2013

Ranulph Fiennes Forced To Pull Out Of Arctic Challenge

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been forced to pull out of the ‘Coldest Journey’ expedition across Antarctica due to severe frostbite. The 68-year-old, described by Guinness World Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’ contracted frostbite after removing his glove to...

/ 25th March 2013

Food Charity Calls For Fizzy Drink Tax

Farming and food charity, Sustain, have recommended a 10 percent fizzy drink tax to tackle Britain’s rising obesity problems. The debate over this tax has been on-going since August 2012 but officials have said it is quite likely to be...

/ 25th March 2013

Catholic Priest Misses Mass After Accusations Of Inappropriate Behaviour

The leader of the Scottish Catholic Church has missed Sunday Mass after accusation of inappropriate behaviour. Cardinal Keith O’Brien chose to skip Mass after the accusations were levelled against him by three priests and one former priest. The allegations go...

/ 25th March 2013

Banksy Artwork Withdrawn From Auction

A mural by graffiti artist Banksy that was taken from a London street and then offered at an auction in America has been withdrawn from sale. The piece, entitled ‘Slave Labour’ features a young boy using a sewing machine to...

/ 25th March 2013