A barrel of laughs

People always need a good laugh. For 25 years, the Leicester Comedy Festival has provided much more than that. To learn more about what goes on away from the stage spotlight, Charlie Bourne spoke to Founder and Director Geoff Rowe.

Charities’ first dawn walk proves to be a big success

Many Men, women and children turned out to raise money and awareness for Leicestershire Advocacy for Mental Health Project (LAMP) this morning (Sunday, June 3). 

Leicester’s annual Riverside Festival provides fun for the whole family

By Harry Rogers       One of Leicester’s largest free festivals returned today, entertaining the 25,000 people who will attend the event over the weekend. The annual Riverside festival delivered on all accounts with boats swarming the River Soar, accompanied by a carnival atmosphere on land where there was entertainment, live music and stalls […]

VIDEO: Leicester student saves paralysed squirrel’s life, near Narborough Road

  By Charlie Bourne A Leicester student saved an injured squirrel’s life last Tuesday, when she found the wild animal paralysed near Narborough Road. The 21-year-old  business marketing student, Nirali Patel, rushed the squirrel to a nearby veterinary centre after finding the vulnerable animal “clutching on to life.” A male vet, who took the squirrel […]