Diwali, Business or Pleasure?

BY SIMON SANSOME AND ADAM KOSTECKI Vast preparations for Diwali have left some suggesting that the festival of light has been over-commercialised. Diwali is a massive celebration for the Indian community every year, however it has been suggested that it has become more a business than a celebration.               […]

History fans celebrate the 600th anniversary of Agincourt

By Lily Thake History fanatics gathered to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt this Sunday. The free event took place at Leicester’s Jewry Wall Museum from 11.30pm to 3.30pm on October 25. It was set-up to commemorate Henry V’s victory in battle over the French in Agincourt on October 25 1415. Sharon Collins, […]

Share spooky stories with DMU Bookstore this Halloween

By Dan Ableson Creative writing enthusiast are encouraged to show-off their skills in a spooky stand-up event to celebrate Halloween. The DMU Bookshop, attached to Hugh Aston building on campus, is hosting an open-mic session for all students to showcase themselves and tell their most terrifying tales in front of a live audience. Branch Manager […]

Caring Leicester climber takes on charity challenge

By Bethany Smith A student from Leicester managed to raise over £600 for charity after climbing the highest mountain in the UK on Saturday. Robyn Redmond, 21, along with two friends took to Ben Nevis to raise money for Kidney Research UK after becoming inspired by her mother’s six year battle with kidney disease. She […]

Coach wins award for commitment to county cricket club

By Bethany Smith The England and Wales Cricket Association will recognise a young man from Leicester at the end of the month after taking on a major role at his local club. Ethan Hawkins, 22, of Leicester Road, pitched nominees to the post when he was named Leicestershire and Rutland’s young volunteer of the year […]