The University of Lincoln, and the University of Sheffield have been named as two of Siemens' principal partner universities.
The status is to honour their working relationships and to acknowledge their goals to develop future engineering graduates and encourage research and innovation.
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Emma Jesson has the late forecast and tells us what's in store for Bank Holiday Monday.
More than 3,500 people were covered with paints of many colours as they raised thousands of pounds for the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Milder overnight. Some rain Monday, bright, breezy and showery later