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Pixie Lott in region for special performance for students

Pixie Lott will hold a special performance for students in Birmingham and Worcestershire today.

Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott Credit: James Moy/James Moy Photography/Press Association Images

The singer-songwriter is in the region to raise awareness of cardiac risk in young people after her dance teacher died of an undiagnosed heart condition when he was just 30-years-old.

She will be in the region today Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment/PA

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Kasabian wow 50,000 as concert hailed 'great success'

Kasabian's lead singer Tom Meighan lapping up the atmosphere on stage in the band's homecoming gig in Leicester Credit: PA
50,000 revellers packed into Victoria park for Kasabian's massive homecoming concert Credit: PA
Guitarist Sergio Pizzorno described the event as the biggest party the city has ever seen Credit: PA
Tom Meighan of Kasabian on stage in Victoria Park in Leicester. Credit: PA
There's no rest for the Leicester-band, who close Glastonbury with a headline set on the Pyramid stage next week Credit: PA

Victoria Park set for Kasabian's Leicester gig

Thousands are expected to flood into Victoria Park for Kasabian's massive home-coming gig in Leicester.

Watch: Kasabian promise 'greatest party' Leicester has ever seen

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National Space Centre goes Star Wars crazy

A Storm Trooper from the UK's 501st Garrison, who have organised the event with the National Space Centre Credit: PA

Star Wars fans and enthusiasts from all over the country will flock to the National Space Centre in Leicester for a massive convention this weekend.

Stars from the films, including David Prowse who played Sith lord Darth Vader, Warwick Davis who was Wicket the Ewok and Kenny Baker as R2D2.

They'll be joined by around 100 people in full costume ranging from Storm Troopers, Bounty Hunters, Jedis and Droids.

The whole of the National Space Centre will be taken over with Star Wars attractions from prop and replica gallery, children's workshops, star signings as well as competitions for people to lose themselves in a galaxy not so very far away.

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