Live Blog Feb 27: DMU students and staff to address United Nations in New York

17.30pm: DMUlocal team to talk tonight at United Nations HQ in New York

A team of staff and students from DMUlocal will address the United Nations in New York this evening.

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The DMUlocal team in New York (Picture from Twitter @dmuleicester)

16.22pm: VIDEO – Floral tributes paid to victims of Hinckley Road explosion

Shocked residents have been leaving floral tributes near the scene of Sunday’s devastating explosion in Leicester in which five people are believed to have died. Ha Xuan Thao Doan and Panhchaka Meng report.


16.20pm: Falcons prepare to soar in Varsity challenge

The determined DMU Falcons are eagerly awaiting their American football Varsity challenge against the University of Leicester.


16.18pm: League champions now set sights on Varsity contest

De Montfort University’s 1st XI men’s football team have secured their league title but now face the big one – the Varsity match, as Ross Barnett reports.


16.15pm: Put Holi in your diary for this Saturday

A family event is being held in Abbey Park this weekend to mark the Hindu festival of Holi. Francisca Quádrio previews the event.


15.31pm: Climate change expert cancels visit – because of cold snap

The ‘beast from the east’ proved too big an obstacle for a climate change expert to overcome when snow and ice forced him to cancel a trip to Leicester.

15.01pm: Pub opens its doors to the homeless

A caring pub landlord has started opening his doors once a week to homeless people to offer them free drinks and food.


14.53pm: Top investigative journalists to take part in conference at De Montfort University

The legal issues surrounding the work of investigative journalists will be among the topics debated at a conference focusing on the sometimes grey boundaries to their work.

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13.13pm: Huge musical hit Les Miserables heads for Leicester

Great news for musicals fans with the announcement that Les Miserables will be touring Britain including a spell in Leicester. Emily Barker finds out more.

LES MISERABLES. Thénardier's - Photo by Michael Le Poer Trench

12.34pm: Top journalists relive their highlights

Catch two award-winning journalists discussing their careers today as part of De Montfort University’s Cultural Exchanges festival.

11:18am: A haunting experience

Sign up to a ghost walk in Leicester tonight. Ollie Heppenstall has all the details. Click here

10.48am: Traffic news

The AA have reported delays of up to nine minutes on Wigston’s Pork Pie roundabout as a result of last nights minimal snowfall.

Elsewhere, congestion on junction 29 of the M69 northbound between the M69 and junction 31 of the M1 have increased with delays of up to nine minutes.

10.42am: Weather update


Leicester has luckily missed most of the snowfall last night, although heavy snow is due just before midday. There will be some mild sunshine continuing throughout the afternoon. Between 1pm and 5pm the temperature will stay steady at -1 degrees, dropping to -3 after 7pm.

10.30am: Welcome

Good morning and welcome to today’s live blog from the Leicester Centre for Journalism.  We’ll be bringing you plenty of stories on what’s happening in and around Leicester.




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