16.28 That’s all from us today

I have been Chloe Hewitt, bringing you the latest updates of stories from second year students.

Our top story today was by Declan Lloyd about a fellow DMU student who saved his cousin’s life, if you want to read it again or have not had the chance to just yet check it out.

16.15 70th anniversary of DMU Contour Fashion

First established in 1947 it remains the most successful course of its type in the country. 

Some of the famous names to have worn designs over the years include: Beyonce, Paloma Faith and Rita Ora. 

Learn more about what they do here.

15.55 The annual Leicester Pride event may not go ahead

For the first time in nine years the event may not be held due to insufficient funding.

To learn more about this story and to find out how you can help read about it here.

14.55 Everyman Barbers will open its newest franchise in Leicester on Thursday

The grand opening promises to be a momentous affair running from 3.00pm-8pm with live jazz music, fine whiskey and free hair cuts.

Read all about it here.

14.45 Fenwicks to close on Friday

The iconic store which has stood in Leicester since 1962 will shut its doors on Friday.

Read about the thoughts of former staff members and customers here.

13.45 DMU student saved the life of his cousin who was swept away in Wales

The Business student Kevin Luu saved the life of his 14-year-old cousin on March 18.

Read about it here.

13.40 University of Leicester students set to embark on 5,000km hike

The students are to to raise money for disadvantaged children and a mental health charity.

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L-R: Joel Strickland and Joe Boot

Read about their journey here.

If you would like to make a donation to their cause you can do so here.

13.05 Community First Responder presented with £300

First Responder, Andy Bache-Smith receives £300 from Maine family who lost family member to a cardiac arrest.

Read about it here.

12.30 Update – Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Leicestershire County Cricket Club have released a statement refuting the claims in national press that they approached disgraced Pakistani cricketer Mustafa Bashir.

Read it here.

12.30 BT publishes apology after receiving £42m fine

Communications regulator, Ofcom has fined BT £42m after it cut compensation payments for delays in connecting high-speed business lines.

Read it here.

12.25 Continental market returns to Leicester city

Traditional treats from across Europe will be on offer next week when the continental market returns to Leicester.

Read it here.

12.20 DMU students to build a sustainable bottle house in Nigeria

Undergraduate architecture students from De Montfort University will build a house from locally engineered materials to design a cheap, autonomous home for an economically destitute population in Nigeria.


Read it here.

12.17 A suspicious package was found in Leicester City centre on Friday

The package was delivered to Barclay’s which was reported to the police resulting in a number of police and fire crews being called to the scene.

Read it here.


A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to the ongoing murder investigation.

Further information here.


Leicestershire County Cricket Club release a statement with regards to rumoured signing Mustafa Bahir.

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Leicestershire County Cricket Club are aware of stories that have been published this morning regarding Mustafa Bashir.

The club are bemused by these stories. Any references to Mustafa Bashir signing or being approached to sign for Leicestershire County Cricket Club are completely false. The club have never spoken to Mustafa Bashir or an agent, nor offered a contract to the player.

11.50 Leicester City to offer free wifi around city’s top attractions

The aim is for it to promote economic growth in the city and is now seen as essential infrastructure for a modern connected city.

Read more.

10.40 East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre to be shut done

NHS England will close the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre this June unless the current public consultation proves that the centre can reach NHSE targets.

Read it here.

10.40 DMU rowers celebrate double varsity victory

Watch DMU rowers take on UoL in varsity last Wednesday.

Read more about it here.

10.35 Police form racist to rappers?

Leicestershire Police found to be using controversial “Form 696” which identifies the ethnicity of concert goers.

Grime artist P Money has said the police risk assessment form has been used in a “racist” way to target grime artists.

10.30 Future of Little Anglez day nursery left uncertain

Following the opening of an alcohol recovery centre the future of the day nursery has been left in the balance.

Check it out here.

10.25 Murder probe launched

Murder investigation launched after a body was found in a Leicester car park on Sunday morning.

Read it here.

10.20 Charity fun run

Town and Gown holds first 10k fundraiser in Leicester.

Read it here.

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The team running for Jackie White.

10.05 Welcome to today’s liveblog

Good morning, Leicestershire Press news team are out and about hunting for stories.

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