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Primary school children in Leicester are backing the city's bid to become the next UK City of Culture by getting creative in the classroom.
Pupils at Rothley Church of England Primary School have created a pieces of art that reflect Leicester's culture and heritage.
City Mayor Peter Soulsby will visit the school later to meet the children and look at their artwork.
Leicester’s initial bid was submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 30 April. The city will find out in June, if it has been shortlisted.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said appliances from Tuxford, Newark, Southwell and Collingham has attended to a suspected gas blast that ripped through a house in the area.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service area manager Craig Parkin has said that two children are among the casualties rescued with serious injuries, after a suspected gas blast ripped through a house in Newark.
Two people are still thought to be trapped in the rubble.
A local resident has told reporters that he and four other people helped to drag a man out of a wrecked property, after a suspected gas blast ripped through a house in Newark in Nottinghamshire.
Audie Cashie, who was informed that man's father was in the cellar of the house, said he was then ordered to leave the area by fire crews.
At least one person is still trapped and four people have been taken to hospital following a gas explosion at a house in Newark, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said tonight.
Children could be heard screaming in the moments after a blast, a local resident has said after a suspected gas explosion ripped through a house in Newark in Nottinghamshire.
Dan Walker, who lives around 100 yards from the house told Sky News:
I was in the back garden just doing some gardening and there was an almighty bang, and the floor shook.
It sounded like a bomb had gone off down the road. All you could hear was kids screaming so I ran out to the front garden to see what was going on.
I went down the street and I could see the house - it was in pieces.
One person has been rescued after a gas explosion ripped through a house in Newark, Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire Police said up to four people were thought to have sustained injuries in the blast at a property.
Time is running out for a campaign group set up to help a failed asylum seeker in Leicester.
Abdul Rajabali, who fled to the UK in 2006, believes if he returns to Afghanistan he will be killed.
At a demonstration today, his friends heard he'd been transferred to a prison near Gatwick Airport where he'll be deported to Afghanistan on Tuesday. Nearly 3,000 people have now signed a petition for him to stay.
Hundreds of people have shown their support for Stafford Hospital which is in administration, short of money and might have to reduce services.
The hospital was heavily criticised over a high number of deaths.
Experts have suggested shifting some services to other hospitals, but thousands of people are against it.