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A Leicester school that was forced to close this morning after a fire at a nearby factory will remain shut tomorrow, Leicester City Council have confirmed:
Leicester City Council have said Slater Street Primary School will have to remain shut on Tuesday as road access will not resume until required demolition works at the factory are completed.
Following this they will need to undertake a health and safety assessment at the school before staff, parents and students can return.
Roads in the Frog Island area of Leicester have been closed after a fire was reported at a factory at 3am this morning.
Roads in the Frog Island area of Leicester have been closed after a fire at a factory.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are currently dealing with the fire at a premises in Slater Street.
The fire was reported at around 3am. Inquiries are ongoing but there are no reports at this time of anyone being in the building.
No one has been injured and no properties have been evacuated.
Northgate Street at the junction with Sanvey Gate and Woodgate has been closed off.
Motorists are being advised to seek an alternative route and listen to local radio stations for details about further road closures.
It is anticipated that the road will remain closed for some time.
Leicester City Council says nearby Slater Street Primary School will be closed.
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The University of Leicester is helping refugees in the city by giving them free English lessons to help them get work and settle here in the UK.
Staff have volunteered to teach the asylum-seekers who have fled war and persecution from all over the world. Our Education Correspondent Peter Bearne has this report.
First-year undergraduate Laima Canns is keeping a video diary as part of ITV News Central's "University Degree" series. She's moved hundreds of miles away from home in Bristol to study at the University of Derby.
Click below for Part 3 of Laima's video diary - where she discovers Derby.