Supporters welcome new stand and the return of star Manu Tuilagi

manuBy Mark Farmer

A redeveloped stand has been unveiled to Leicester Tigers’ supporters with pleasure by the club.

The new ‘West Stand’ was opened at the end of January and has allowed up to 3,000 more spectators to watch their beloved Tigers’ players.

Communications Officer Gary Sherrard, said: “The stand has been an excellent addition to the stadium.

“It has replaced old buildings and now the fans are tighter in.

“A more enclosed stadium brings further atmosphere to the ground.”

The stand has come at a cost of £8million.

Sherrard said: “We are now hoping to make the costs back through ticket sales.”

The stand seems to be offering great value so far as Leicester ran out 31-27 winners over Exeter Chiefs on Sunday afternoon.

The fixture also features the return of England international and club star Manu Tuilagi.

Tuilagi has spent time out on the sidelines after suffering from a hamstring injury.

He has also been recalled to the England set-up for the Six Nations clash against rivals Wales on Saturday.

Despite Leicester Tigers’ Head Coach, Richard Cockerill, expressing concerns.

Cockerill told The Telegraph his centre was “not ready for 80 minutes of Test rugby”.

Although Cockerill believes Tuilagi is a few games away from match sharpness, the club are delighted to see him training with England.

Sherrard, said: “It’s great to see him back in the frame.

“It may be too soon for him to be playing test match rugby again but he can benefit the squad.”

Funds requested for ‘Family Funday’

By Sam Coleman

Highfield Rangers Sports and Social Club are planning on hosting a ‘Family Funday’ on the 26th of May 2016.

The club has requested funds of up to £1250 from the Leicester City Council in order to fund the event.

The decision on whether the funds will be granted will be made at Rushey Mead Community Meeting, tonight (March 7) at 6.30pm in Highfield Rangers Sports Club, Gleneagles Avenue.

Funding for Rass/Garba evening to be decided tonight

By Luke Hawker

The Raas/Garba evening at the Pajapati Hall on July 2 hosted by Jeetesh Chauhan is requesting £490 funding from Leicester City Council.

There will be seven of these summer events running and will be open to people of all ages and communities.

A decision on whether the funding will be granted will be made at Rushey Mead Community Meeting tonight (March 7) at 6:30pm Highfield Rangers Sports Club, 443 Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester LE4 7YJ.

Jon Snow tweets appreciation for DMU Investigative Journalism MA

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By Mollie Mansfield

Legendary journalist and present Jon Snow has tweeted in support of De Montfort’s Investigative Journalism MA.

The MA, that is endorsed by Channel 4, is set to launch for the first time this September.

Jon Snow tweeted: “If you are interested in becoming an investigative reporter we’ve teamed up with ‪ http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/investigative-journalism/investigative-journalism.aspx If u r interested do talk to them!”

The course is set to cover areas such as techniques of in-depth research, including handling complex data, understanding financial information, working undercover, financial information, using freedom of information, the law, compliance and safety, alongside filming and editing.

Students will also learn how to produce investigative stories, including how to identify, pitch, research and film them.

Talking to Channel 4, Dorothy Byrne, Head of Channel 4 News and Current Affairs and Visiting Professor in Media Discourse at DMU, said: “t’s vital for the future of investigative television journalism that we train up a new generation and widen the pool of talent to include people from diverse backgrounds.”

“Quite a number of people have general television making skills, but lack the sort of specialist knowledge required.”

The MA launches this year, for more information head here.

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