Back in business: Leicester City Council corrects misspelling of road sign

By Max Pearson

Leicester Tigers fan, Rach Colman, spotted a road sign placed on Millstone Lane which incorrectly spelt ‘businesses’ as ‘buisnesses’.

businessMs Colman said: “It was last Saturday on our way to Duffy’s Bar on Pocklingtons Walk.

“We always go there for a drink before watching Leicester Tigers play at home.”

Ms Colman posted the photo to the Facebook Page, The Leicester Bible.

She said: “The sign amused me so I took a photo.

“I was shocked as this sign must have been approved by various people in the making process.”

Leicester City Council have confirmed to the Leicestershire Press that the sign was corrected on Friday 27th January.

Ticket debacle leaves De Montfort Drake fan furious

By Rhys Shipman

Drake fans have been left outraged after ‘production issues’  meant hundreds of people having to change their standing area tickets to seated ones.

The Boy Meets World Tour, which begins on the 30th of January, in London at the O2 Arena, delivered the bad news that the standing size of the arena has had to be reduced late on Friday evening in an email to those who had been affected.

The tour has already produced controversy, as tickets released retailed at £110 caused fans to baulk at the fee to see the global superstar.

De Montfort University student, Matthew Sugden, who was one of the unfortunate fans to receive the email, told the Leicestershire Press that the decision was “an utter disgrace for fans, like me, who have been waiting for this tour for three months.”

The last time Drake toured in the UK was in a headline appearance at Wireless Festival in 2015 and the anticipation for his upcoming tour has been palpable in the last few weeks.

However, Mr Sugden still intends to attend the concert.

“I simply cannot miss this show that I have waited to see for so long”.

In a generous move, ticket suppliers for the tour have confirmed that they will refund all of the £110 paid by the concert goers in an attempt to repair the debacle of replacing tickets.

It is not yet known whether more dates for the UK will be affected by these production changes.

Nevertheless, all fans are encouraged to regularly check emails for information on their tour dates.

DSU opening ceremony welcomed by students

By Charlie Bourne

De Montfort University has spent the majority of the past two years under construction, and although the campus may soon be an inspiring place for students to study, the setting around the university has been quite demotivating.

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However, with the opening ceremony for the re-developed Students’ Union, the dull visuals of late around the campus are drawing closer to the end.

With a Starbucks coffee, a new reception desk and Milly Lane’s food and drink court, the new DSU certainly has plenty on offer.

Other projects such as the state of the art Vijay Patel building and the Riverside Café were all opened at various points throughout this academic year.

The Venue@DMU and a brand new Subway has also been introduced throughout campus in 2015.

Nirali Patel, a second year student at DMU, said: “It’s irritating when walking to lectures to have to squeeze around builders through tight walkways and hearing constant noise from machinery.”

She added: “Hopefully when I come back to Leicester after my placement year it will be a much better place to be around.”

Not all of the renovations in the DSU are completed however, a new day and night venue which is being made to replace Level 1, is due to open in a few months’ time.

Once open it is expected to host the Wednesday “Injunction” nights again, currently held at local nightclub XY.

Member of DMU’s football society, George Coyle said: “The SU was always a great end to Wednesday nights.”

He added: “There’s something special about going to your own SU and I honestly can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the place.”

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