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Skeletons found holding hands for 700 years in lost chapel

Two skeletons have been discovered holding hands for 700 years at a lost chapel in Leicestershire.

The two skeletons have been holding hands for 700 years at the Chapel of St Morrell Credit: University of Leicester

University of Leicester archaeologists have been working on an excavation at the Chapel of St Morrell in Leicestershire, a site of pilgrimage in Hallaton during the 14th Century.

We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave. The main question we find ourselves asking is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. This leads us to wonder if the chapel could have served as some sort of special place of burial at the time.”

– Vicki Score, ULAS project manager

Honour for Dambuster pilot with fly past in Leicestershire

A Dambuster pilot from Leicestershire is being honoured in his home village today with a flyover from a spitfire and a hurricane.

Flight-Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice Credit: ITV News Central

The aircraft used in the Second World War are part of a ceremony where a green plaque will be unveiled in Burbage to remember Flight-Lieutenant Geoffrey Rice's bravery.

He was shot down during another operation but managed to avoid capture for four months before being imprisoned.

Teenager in court after man shot in face with air rifle

A teenager is due in court accused of shooting a man in the face with an air rifle.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital to have the pellet removed after it became lodged in his face Credit: PA

The 17-year-old was arrested following claims he attacked a man driving his car when he reached the junction of Milton Street and Bescot Street in Walsall yesterday afternoon.

The 36-year-old was taken to hospital to have the pellet removed after it became lodged in his face.

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Nottingham Hospitals slash 'unreasonable' parking charges

Nottingham’s hospitals are slashing their car parking charges following a rise in the number of complaints from patients and visitors who say the current rate is unreasonable.

Nottingham’s hospitals are slashing their car parking charges following a rise in the number of complaints Credit: Geoff Kirby/Press Association Images

The message has been clear in recent months that a £4 minimum car charge to park at our hospitals simply isn’t considered reasonable. In an ideal world we wouldn’t charge for parking at our hospitals. However, we fund our car parks and free shuttle bus service for patients, visitors and staff from income we make from car parking charges to protect NHS money for patient care. Money raised from car parking is also used to cover costs of maintenance, security and lighting that keeps our car parks safe.”

– Shaun Kerfoot, Interim Director of Estates and Facilities at NUH

The lower tariffs will reduce from 1st November as follows:

  • 0-15 mins Current Charge: £4 New Charge: FREE
  • 16mins-1 hour Current Charge: £4 New Charge: £2
  • 1-2 hours Current Charge: £4 New Charge: £4
  • 2-4 hours Current Charge: £5 New Charge: £5
  • Over 4 hours Current Charge: £6 New Charge: £6
  • 1 week (7 days) Current Charge: £15 New Charge: £15

Rugby World Cup trophy at Leicester City stadium

The Rugby World Cup trophy is being displayed at Leicester City's Kingpower Stadium today, which will host some of the matches during next year's competition.

The Rugby World Cup trophy Credit: ITV News Central

It comes as a year from now the Opening Ceremony will get underway at Twickenham.

A year from now the Opening Ceremony will get underway at Twickenham Credit: ITV News Central
Leicester City's Kingpower Stadium will host some of the matches during next year's competition Credit: ITV News Central

Birmingham leader accused of exaggerating job cuts threat

Birmingham's City Council leader has been accused of exaggerating the scale of cuts and job losses facing the authority over the next four years.

Sir Albert Bore Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It comes after Sir Albert Bore announced they will axe 6,000 jobs and close services due to budget cuts.

But Birmingham Lib Dem MP John Hemming says that the situation is not as severe as it is being made out.

The Government has also hit back at criticism, saying it has not yet allocated council funding beyond 2015/16 and pointed out that other councils have managed to balance their budgets.

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