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Signature to mark 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

The Lord Mayor of Leicester will sign a document today to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

Magna Carta Credit: ITV News

The commemorative certificate will mark Leicester's part in the creation of one of history's most important constitutional documents.

On behalf of the people of Leicester, I'm delighted to join in the celebrations marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

The Magna Carta is credited with laying the foundations of modern democracy, the defence of personal liberty and the protection of freedoms around the world.

It's had a huge and long-lasting effect and I'm proud that the actions of Leicester's rebel baron, Saer de Quincy, are a part of that legacy.

– Lord Mayor, Cllr Ted Cassidy MBE

Tenth anniversary of Birmingham tornado

It is ten years since a freak tornado swept through parts of Birmingham, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

The tornado ripped through the city at 130 miles per hour Credit: ITV News

Nineteen people were injured when winds of up to 130 miles per hour tore through the city.

The tornado uprooted more than a thousand trees, ripped roofs off buildings and sent cars flying through the air.

The tornado left a trail of destruction in its wake Credit: ITV News
Building had their roofs ripped off Credit: ITV News


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