Live Blog: UPDATE – Coroner confirms identity of first Leicester City helicopter crash victim

16.22 – Leicester City helicopter crash update

Leicestershire’s Senior Coroner has confirmed the identity of the first victim of the helicopter crash which took place on Saturday night. Find the full story, and all future updates here. 

15.17 – House of Verse to host interplanetary extravaganza 

Performing arts group House of Verse will be travelling out of this world this December as they prepare to hold a space-themed show.

13.32 – Detective who investigated jeweller’s murder receives top award 

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David Swift-Rollinson, receiving his award as the National Senior investigating Officer (SIO) of the year.

🏆 The Leicestershire Police detective who led the investigation into the kidnap and murder of jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya, has won the top award at the 2018 Senior Investigating Officer conference last night.

13.23 – Placement fair gives students future opportunities

The annual #DMUworks Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair is taking place today until 3pm at The Venue. Get yourself down there!

12.22 – Road closures this weekend due to Nagar Kirtan Sikh Parade

The annual Nagar Kirtan procession, which celebrates the birth of Sikhism’s first Guru, will take place this Sunday, November 4, in which round 10,000 Sikhs are expected to make their way through the city.

12.14 – Leicester set for rain

After hitting 11° in the morning, Leicester is set for an evening of rain from 5.00pm onwards until 11.00am the next morning with lows of 7°.

12.05 – Leicester golf club opens new Toptracer range

Leicester Golf Centre has become one of the first in the Midlands to sport Toptracer technology.

The technology allows golf fanatics to use a QR code to measure the length of their drives, play closest to the pin, and even play a virtual round of golf at world famous courses.

11.58 – Navratri celebration is a stunning success

Star reporter Oliver Heppenstall reports on the success of the Jalarambapa Community Centre’s Navratri celebrations which proved to be a stunning success ahead of their 25th birthday.

11.47 – Suffragette memorabilia displayed in new exhibition

The new exhibition at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery includes family heirlooms from the Hawkins family, running from October 27, 2018, to February 24, 2019.

11.36 – The Cookie launches pie eating contest

The Cookie have launched their first ‘pie eating contest’, in aid of the Matt Hamson Foundation, which will take place next Wednesday (Nov 7). Entry is £5 and you can enter via the Cookie’s website.

11.28 – University students and staff pay respects after Leicester City chairman helicopter crash

De Montfort University students and staff paid their respects on Tuesday after the passing of Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. 

11.20 – NHS meetings to discuss intensive care closures in Leicester

🚑 Leicester campaign group, Save Our NHS Leicestershire, is encouraging as many people as possible to attend upcoming ‘engagement event’ meetings in an effort to prevent planned closures at Leicester General Hospital.

11.13 – Leicester City FC opens book of condolence following tragic helicopter crash

Following the tragic death of Leicester City FC’s owner and four others, mourners gathered yesterday to sign a book of condolence to pay tribute. Fans will be able to leave messages and tributes “for the foreseeable future” outside the club shop from 8am to 10pm.

11.07 – Halloween film night to be hosted by the Shed

🎃 Beginning at noon on October 31, films will be playing back to back until 12 o’clock midnight with five-minute breaks in between each film. Go to the Shed’s website for tickets!

11.00 – Charity needs £10,000 to stay open and help more people in Leicestershire

Aspiro has helped 1,000 people across Leicestershire and Rutland who are dealing with mental health difficulties or are struggling with substance misuse with end-to-end employment support since 2011.

10.54 – Accident recovery on the A5 has been completed between the M69 and Smockington Hollow.

#Hinckley it’s better news for the #A5 accident recovery work has been completed between the M69 and Smockington Hollow and the #A5 is also clear around Nutts Lane and the bridge….

10.47 – Black History Month speaker hopes to inspire change in the media industry

🗣️ “I want to be able to create a solution so it stops happening. We know what the problem is. What we need to do is how to solve it.”

10.41 – Senior firefighter praises emergency services after helicopter crash

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Andrew Brodie has praised the local emergency services after their work on a tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of five people on Saturday.

10.38 – Welcome to our Live Blog on Halloween

Good morning! We are working from an internet cafe today and our Leicester Centre for Journalism students are out in Leicester gathering more stories.

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