University lecturers’ union to start further six days of strike action

University lecturers are to resume their strike action from tomorrow (WEDSMarch15) to run every day until Wednesday next week.

Adam Redfern

Adam Redfern’s legacy continues with second ‘Run for Redfern’

A second ‘Run for Redfern’ in memory of De Montfort University (DMU) graduate and staff member Adam Redfern will be taking place on Sunday (MARCH5) to raise money for charity.

The Wizard of Oz at Curve, Leicester. Photograph by Marc Brenner

Review: The Wizard of Oz at Curve, Leicester. ‘Over the Rainbow, and above my expectations’

Curve’s Christmas show is a daring new take on a classic tale, says John Perry: a simply breathtaking musical, with amazing vocal talent, technical expertise, comedy and heart.

Rihanna performing at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rihanna’s Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show: grace, poise, and the perfect comeback

By Shaikha Rahimi Rihanna, the show-stopping, mega-celebrity, has been long on hiatus. No tour since 2016, no live performance since the Grammys in 2018, and no album since ANTI in 2016. So by the nature of that, any appearance at any live event would be, well, show-stopping. In this case, game-stopping. The beginning was electrifying […]

Leicester Comedy Festival preview: Zenjiro – Samurai Stand Up

With the Leicester Comedy Festival now in full swing for its 30th anniversary year, there is no better time to see incredible acts all over the city, writes John Perry. Diversity is something Leicester is justly proud of and there is no shortage of it with the acts to come. One such man on that […]


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University students criticise school senior leadership teams and academy trusts following recent comments by Labour minister

A university student with autism has criticised school senior leadership teams and academy trusts in support of Shadow Secretary of State for Education Bridget Phillipson’s recent comment that “Children with SEND locked out of education are being consigned to a bleak future”. 

Kenyan Supreme Court now in favour of LGBTQ groups despite hypocrisy of contradicting previous ruling

The Kenyan Supreme Court has ruled that it regrets its 2013 ruling to stop the formation of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC).

Children’s TV star George Webster has brought out a new disability-focused book for children 

‘This is me’ entered the world of children’s literature this World Book Day, a heartwarming picture book for children which explores a range of diverse characters and identities. 

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Video: DMU student signs up to join more than 1,000 others in Leicester 10k Run

Michal Okonski will be facing his biggest challenge yet in his debut race this Sunday, as he aims to become a competitive runner.

DMU Lions head coach heads home

The DMU Lions are preparing for life without head coach Josh Seybert as he heads home for a full-time coaching role. Rian Fearnehough finds out more.

Rare Leicester City FA Cup Final memorabilia goes under the hammer

Three lots from the personal collection of Howard Riley are up for auction – including his FA Cup runners-up medal

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