The Royal Shakespeare Company will today become the first theatre in the UK to broadcast Shakespeare direct into schools.
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A Nottinghamshire pub has become the first in Britain to take customers' orders by mobile phone - banishing traditional bar queues.
The bands hoping to get to Christmas Number One with ITV's charity single are playing in Birmingham this evening.
The Big Reunion, made up of bands like Blue and Liberty X, is performing at the LG Arena.
They have recorded their version of I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday for the ITV charity Text Santa.
It's the reality TV event of the year and it's only three days away - the X Factor live final hits our screens this Saturday and Sunday on ITV.
The favourite to win is Leicester mother-of-two and prison officer Sam Bailey - who's back home tonight to perform a homecoming concert.
Andy Bevan has been there to watch the red carpet being rolled out.
X Factor star Sam Bailey will meet with fans as she returns to her home city of Leicester for a special gig tonight.
The prison officer will be greeted by fireworks as she arrives on the red carpet outside Curve, in Orton Square, from 5pm tonight.
Around 1,800 free tickets for the event will be handed out from 10am this morning at the Athena on Rutland Street.
Sam is expected to spend at least 30 minutes meeting fans during the red carpet event, before she makes her way into the Athena to prepare for the gig.
Leicester's prison officer-turned superstar singer Sam Bailey is performing a special gig for fans in her home city tonight.
Sam, who lives in Leicester Forest East, is the bookies' heavy favourite to win the X Factor this weekend.
She will be performing at the Athena tonight with tickets going on sale at 10am today at the arena.
Sam will perform "Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga and "Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush in this weekend's live final.
A new documentary-film by Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald, is released on YouTube today, starring a family from Barrow-upon-Soar in Leicestershire.
The film, called 'Christmas In A Day', premiered at a BAFTA event in London last night and stars the Smith family as they celebrate Christmas last year.
The family enjoyed the full red-carpet experience with MacDonald, famous for films 'Touching The Void' and 'The Last King of Scotland', who crafted the film from over 360 hours of footage.
Leicester rock band Kasabian have officially announced a homecoming concert, to be held at Victoria Park next year.
Members of the band told ITV News Central 'it will be nice to walk to a gig.'
Ant & Dec have had to reschedule their visit to Nottingham's Capital FM Arena as part of their Saturday Night Takeaway tour.
The Geordie double-act were set to bring their live show to Nottingham on Tuesday 19th August 2014. But, due to unforeseen circumstances, the date has been altered to Tuesday 9th September instead.
Box-office bookings have been moved to the new date and already printed tickets will remain valid.
Two other shows elsewhere on separate legs of the tour have also been rearranged.
– Ali Campbell, ex-UB40 member
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